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Alabama WR shines at NIKE

Prattville (Ala.) wide receiver Dekendrick Moncrief showed observers at the West Lafayette NIKE Camp Saturday at Purdue University why Auburn has pulled the trigger on an early scholarship offer.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder was one of the more explosive wide receiver prospects there and showed the ability to get separation from defensive backs during deep pass plays on a number of occasions.
"It felt very comfortable out there today," he said. "It was sort of easy."
He talked about the offer from Auburn, his current leader.
"I think it's a very good program," Moncrief said. "I like the way (Tigers offensive coordinator Al Borges runs his offense. They are my leaders right now."
Moncrief also has been getting attention from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Houston, South Carolina, Clemson, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Memphis and LSU.
The Gators, Razorbacks, Cougars and Memphis, Clemson and Auburn Tigers all have sent coaches by Prattville to check on Moncrief during the spring evaluation period.
The visit from the defending National Champions caught his eye.
"I just like the offense that they run," Moncrief said. "It's the exact same offense we run at my high school."
He added that of all the schools that have yet to offer, Florida is the school he wants a scholarship offer from the most.
Moncrief had 51 catches for 1,001 yards and 18 touchdowns last season in leading Prattville to the Alabama Class 6A championship. Included in his team's run was a victory over national power Hoover.