Prattville, Ala., free safety Derrick Moncrief didn't know what to expect when he visited Southern Miss on Saturday for the first time.
Once there, the junior liked it so much he decided to commit on the spot.
"I committed about 30 minutes ago," an excited Moncrief told Rivals.com. "I'm still here now. I like it a lot. The [visit] went well. I like the academics. Their football players graduate. They've got the highest rate of graduation. I liked the scenery of it all. The field. The whole facilities
overall. They made a great impression."
Southern Miss offered Moncrief earlier in the month, and remains the only school to do so. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder also has heard from Alabama, Arkansas State, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State and Troy.
"I had been watching [Southern Miss] on TV and stuff," Moncrief said. "I've always liked them. But this was my first visit. We rode around the facility. And I talked to [head coach Larry Fedora] and [assistants Chris Kapilovic and Grady Brown]."
Moncrief, who was accompanied on his visit by his dad, made his pledge early Saturday evening. The feedback was positive.
"[His father] loves it," Moncrief said. "He's happy for me. Coach Fedora loves it. He loves it a lot. It was a great feeling."
In 2010, his one season as a varsity starter, Moncrief intercepted nine passes.