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Four-star DE ready for first visit

Four-star Miami (Fla.) defensive end
Eric Moncur is set to take his first official visit this
weekend.
"I'm all set to go to N.C. State tomorrow," said
Moncur, a member of the Rivals.com
Southeast
Top 100 team and the No. 9 weakside defensive end in the nation.
"Coach (John) 'Doc' Holliday was down here last night, and we had a good
time talking about everything for this weekend. I'm looking forward to it."
Moncur (6-3, 230, 4.6) has been busy with visitors
this week trying to earn one of his other four official visits. On Monday,
Florida's Red Anderson was in his home. Tuesday saw Ohio State's Mark Snyder
visit. N.C. State's Holliday and Florida State's Jimmy Heggins both made a
stop in Palm Bay. Randy Melvin of Rutgers made an in-home visit on Thursday.
Has any of those discussions helped him narrow the
field?
"I thought it would, but it's probably getting
harder," he said. "I'm looking hard at some out-of-state schools right now,
like Ohio State, Georgia and Michigan. Ohio State has come on pretty strong.
They're having a great season. I like the direction they're going.
"I'm just not sure what I want to do yet with my
other visits. I like the in-state schools and all, but I'm not set on going
to one of them. I'm just trying to find the best fit for me, the best coach
to suit me as a player. I want to feel comfortable around the people and have a chance to win the national championship. Those are the main things."
Earlier this fall, he admitted he was leaning toward Miami or Florida State, but now makes it clear he's "completely open."
The recruiting battle for Moncur continues Friday as Georgia's Willie Martinez will make an in-home visit before the player leaves for his N.C. State trip.
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