Four-Star Safety Gives Auburn Visit a 10

Michael McNeil talks about his official visit to Auburn over the weekend and gives an updated list of his college favorites.

Mobile, Ala.--Four-star safety prospect Michael McNeil of Davidson High School gave his official visit to Auburn over the weekend high marks, but says the Tigers are in close competition with a couple of other schools.

"If I had to do 1 to 10 on this visit," McNeil explains, "I'd probably give it a 10. Right now it's Auburn, Florida State, Alabama and Tennessee in no particular order, but Auburn, Florida State and Tennessee are all above Alabama. I've been to Tennessee, now my official visit to Auburn is over and Florida State is next week. The following week I'm going to Alabama."

McNeil, who was on the A/B honor roll this semester, says the best part of the visit was the night life.

"Probably going to the club and the ladies," he says of his favorite part. "They're all cool. Q (Quentin Groves) threw a party and we went to a party in Tuskegee, too. We just went to the club and hung out with some of the players. I hung out with Eric Brock--that was my host. I beat Eric in X-Box 360 NCAA 2007 twice."

Another promising aspect if he chooses to sign with Auburn is the depth chart at safety where Aairon Savage is the only young player with a significant amount of playing time under his belt.

"The depth chart looks good," McNeil notes. "Coach Tubs (head coach Tommy Tuberville) is just telling me how they want me at the school and they need a safety. I'm not going to redshirt and I'm going to see the field as a freshman if I keep my grades up and keep working hard."

McNeil says he got the opportunity to hang out with most of the current players as well as some other guys who are still trying to make their college decision.

"I talked to Brandon Gibson and there weren't too many recruits that weren't already committed," McNeil says. "I talked to Brandon Gibson, Quindarius Carr, Mike Slade, Enrique (Davis) and all of them. Me and Enrique have been cool since the summer and junior days."

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