Is McNeil Still Visiting Oklahoma State?

Is LaDarrell McNeil, a U.S. Army and Parade Magazine All-American, visiting Oklahoma State this weekend as scheduled? Or has the senior from Wilmer Hutchins High School in Texas changed his mind after last weekend's visit to Tennessee? We checked with Wilmer Hutchins head coach Elzie Barnett to see what is going on with McNeil.

Barnett is not sure about all of his star safety's recruitment, but he seemed sure on one thing.

"He is coming to Stillwater this weekend (for an official visit)," said Coach Barnett. "I'm pretty sure, no, I know that for a fact. Coach (Jason) Jones was in the home for a visit (Monday) night and he told him he would be in Stillwater for that visit. As far as whether he is solid on Tennessee, I don't know. I can't answer that."

McNeil was a standout all week in San Antonio at the U.S. Army All-American practices and game. On Sunday, it was announced that he is a 2011 Parade Magazine >All-American.

This season he finished with 124 tackles, a sack, an interception, and four fumbles caused. He played a little offense and averaged 37.5 yards per punt return and over 36 yards on kickoff returns. His junior season he had 148 tackles, over 70 of those unassisted, with two sacks and three interceptions.

The 6-2, 185-pound McNeil packs a punch and is a big hitter at safety. He is also pretty much done on commenting on recruiting.

"He is probably not going to pick up his phone," said Barnett. "He told me he is tired of doing interviews on recruiting. You asked me if it was down to just those two, Tennessee and Oklahoma State. That is what I think, but I could be wrong."

Besides his visit this weekend to Oklahoma State and last weekend to Tennessee, McNeil has visited Nebraska (December) and was rumored to possibly visit Arkansas or North Carolina. McNeil is one of many recruits with some mystery to their story.

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