SEC 50 Players In 50 Days: Donte Moncrief

By Freddie Vickers

We have reached the 39 day mark on our Rant Sports, SEC 50 Players In 50 Days preview.  Today we get back on track, as we have fallen a day behind and have been playing catch up for the last four days.  Let’s take a look at Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who some believe has the talent to be all conference before he’s done in Oxford.

Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss:

It’s no secret that in 2011 Ole Miss was just plain out disgusting.  To put it plain and simple, they were one of the worst teams in college football. Coming into 2012, the Mississippi chain of command decided a change at the top was needed, so in steps Hugh Freeze, a former Ole Miss assistant under Ed Orgeron, to replace Houston Nutt.  Freeze will be breaking in a new quarterback in 2012, as 2011 starter, Randall Mackey, moves to wide out.  Joining Mackey at wideout will be last years leading receiver Donte Moncrief. A player who is a star in the making.

Moncrief set an Ole Miss freshman record in 2011 with 31 receptions.  Not bad considering he caught these passes from three different quarterbacks.  To put it blunt, he was a shining light in a dark hole that was the 2011 Ole Miss offense.  At 6’2″ and now 214 pounds, Moncrief is set to excel in the up tempo offense of new head coach Hugh Freeze.  Moncrief played and started in all 12 games and tied for sixth in the nation among true freshman with four touchdowns.  He started 2012 off right with three receptions for 68 yards and two touchdowns in Ole Miss’ spring game.

Moncrief is known as a hard working player who just goes about his business everyday and never complains.  Coach Freeze has to be very pleased knowing he will have Moncrief, along with six other starters back, when the Rebels take on Central Arkansas to kick off the 2012 season.

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