Top TE looking at Clemson

One of the top-rated tight ends in the class of 2013 recently picked up an offer from Clemson and he hopes to make a trip to Tigertown in the near future.

TE Josh McNeil Profile

Former East Carolina commitment Josh McNeil doesn't have much football playing experience under his belt, but that hasn't stopped several schools from offering.

The Hillside High School [Durham, N.C.] junior holds offers from Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Clemson offered about two weeks ago.

"It was kind of a surprise, because I didn't talk to Clemson much until then," he in a recent interview with CUTigers.

He added, "I talked to just about the whole coaching staff. They kept it short, brief and honest with me. They told me what I wanted and needed to hear. They told me I would be able to play quickly there. That's the most important part of my decision making, for my college I'm going to."

What does the 6-foot-5, 240-pound prospect know about Clemson?

"I know they had the No. 1 tight end go to the NFL, Dwayne Allen. I know they've got the really good receivers. I've always liked Clemson. They've always been a good program and they've always played good football."

A Clemson visit is on the horizon for the four-star.

"I know I'm going. I haven't made a date, but sometime between the end of March and middle of April," he said.

McNeil has visited North Carolina, N.C. State, East Carolina and N.C. State for their junior days.

"I was thinking about making a top-five between the end of April and beginning of May," he said. "Then, make my decision at the end of the summer or at the end of the high school season."

As a junior, he had 60 catches for 600 yards and seven touchdowns.

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