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Raleigh football standout Kris Moncrief shared his verbal commitment via social media on Monday. Moncrief announced his intentions to sign with The University of Louisiana at Lafayette on National Signing Day set for February 7.

The 6’1, 235lb athlete finished his high school career with over 5,000 total rushing yards, helping to lead the Raleigh Lions to 34 victories in four seasons with the team. His favorite memories from this time involved having fun with his teammates, and knowing that when it was time to play, “we had to cut out motors on and go to work.”

“When I first went [to Lafayette],” recalled Moncrief, “I really liked the atmosphere, and it felt home. I feel the coaches will take me under their wings as one of their own and push me to greatness.”

 

 

Moncrief attributes his success in reaching this opportunity to those who have influence him the most — his family. “I’d like to thank my dad and all my brothers. My cousin [Indianapolis Colts receiver Donte Moncrief] opened the door for the rest of the athletes in our family, and now I believe it is my turn.”

Moncrief will join his new team in Lafayette this summer to pursue his goals of playing football on the next level and earning a college degree.

(Article written by Brad Crowe)