McNeal visited Auburn on Thursday with Kitchens and two other Banneker High teammates, his brother Demetruce McNeal and Tres Houston, and says he liked what he saw. All of those football players are being recruited by colleges.
"Auburn likes me as a receiver and a defensive back," he says. "I think they like me best on offense. They say I am a kind of guy who can run reverses and catch screens. They like my speed."
McNeal says he likes playing defense, too, but says offense is his favorite. "I like to make people look bad on the defensive side of the ball," he says with a laugh. "I can do a little bit of everything on offense."
McNeal says he currently stands 6-1 and weighs 175 pounds. He is running track this spring. "My best time in the 100 meters so far is 10.7," he says.
A player who has started throughout his high school career, McNeal visited Auburn for its junior day last month and notes that he came away impressed.
"Auburn has good students and they are big on academics," he says. "They have a good thing going on there.
"I like the Auburn coaching staff," he adds. "They have a whole new staff and they brought in some of the best coaches from around the country."