Neal Will Decide Soon

Lewis Neal appears to be entering the home stretch of his recruitment. The Hunt High (Wilson, N.C.) standout, one of the most sought after prospects in the South, could make a decision in the next week.

Several of North Carolina's top football prospects have already made their college decisions and it looks like another one could be on the verge of making a verbal commitment. Last weekend, Lewis Neal visited LSU and the visit went extremely well.

"I had a good trip," said the 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker/defensive end. "Overall, it was the best visit I have taken."

There were some things that really stuck out to Neal about the visit.

"The coaches are just so cool," he said. "They set up two whole days just for me. Coach (Les) Miles talked about life, religion, and just everything. Then he told me that my scholarship was going to be there and that I don't need to rush my decision. That let me know that he really wanted me."

"I also like the fact that I would be able to walk everywhere," said Neal. "Everything I need is close together."

This weekend, Neal will take what will likely be his last visit before he makes his decision.

"I am going to Tennessee this weekend," he said. "I am ready to go up there and see what coach (Sal) Sunseri has been talking about. He said he was ready to see me."

Neal said he does not plan to release a final list of schools and that the next step for him will be making a verbal commitment. Along with LSU and Tennessee, he said North Carolina and Ohio State are also recruiting him very hard. Neal said he was leaning towards making a decision next week -- possibly on July 4. Follow clarkbmichael on Twitter

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