Juco defender Moncrief picks Auburn

Derrick Moncrief (Prattville, Ala./Mississippi Gulf Coast CC), a huge 6-foot-3, 226-pound safety, has committed to Auburn, AL.com reports.

Moncrief, who hopes to enroll at Auburn for spring practice in 2014, also holds scholarship offers from Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.

"They make sure you get your grades," he told AL.com. "The facilities are just amazing. I just want to be a part of the championship run they're going to be on."

He is expected to to play the "Star" position, a hybrid safety/linebacker, in Ellis Johnson's 4-2-5 defense. ESPN considered this an option a few years back when evaluating Moncrief as Southern Miss commit out of Prattville (Ala.) High School:

"Moncrief is an underrated safety prospect with good range, athleticism and ball skills... Has the lengthy frame and physicality that make outside linebacker a possibility."

He registered 46 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups last season.

The Tigers have six players on board for 2014 following Moncrief's decision.