By Parrish Alford
Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief has decided to enter the NFL draft.
The school made the announcement late Saturday night on the football program’s official Twitter account.
A 6-foot-3, 226-pounder from Raleigh, Moncrief ranks top-three in school history in every career receiving category, including placing second with 10 100-yard games. His 156 catches, 2,371 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns are all third-best all-time in the Ole Miss record book.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15.
Moncrief said all season he would not make a decision before having a discussion with Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.
“After meeting with Coach Freeze and looking at all available information, my family and I have decided that I will declare for the draft,” Moncrief said in a news release. “I appreciate all the support I have received over the last three years from the fans, my coaches and teammates. I have had an awesome experience at Ole Miss.”
He is projected as a third-round pick.