Roughly two and a half weeks ago, UNC began to pursue Neat, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound athlete from Hallandale (Fla.).
"They called my coach after they received my highlight tape," Neat said.
"When they'd seen my tape, they said my speed really grabbed their eye and my ability to get into the open field."
UNC then dispatched assistant Charlie Williams to Hallandale to gather more information and speak to Neat and his coach.
"He wanted to get me up on an official visit," Neat said. "He wants me to come in and play slot receiver. He also talked about me returning punts and kicks."
Through the first two games of his senior season, Neat played receiver in Hallandale's spread offense. Prior to the season's third game, Neat was moved to running back to boost the offense. On the season, Neat rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns on 108 carries and caught five passes for 110 more yards.
UNC has verbally offered Neat a scholarship.
Last weekend, Neat took his first official visit when he traveled to Oxford to check out Mississippi. While he hasn't scheduled any additional trips, Neat said he plans to eventually officially visit Iowa State and Rutgers.
In addition to the four aforementioned schools, Neat is considering Florida Intentional and Troy. In mid-October, Neat verbally committed to FIU. However, he later rescinded the commitment.
Neat says he doesn't have a favorite school and isn't sure when he'll make a decision.
"I don't want to rush again," Neat said. "I have to discuss it over with my parents, first."
Neat was selected to represent the Mainland Team in the Hawaii All-Star Football Classic this Friday. However, at the last minute he opted not to make the trip.
"I changed my mind because I was still hurting from the playoff game," Neat said. "My hip is still hurting."
Neat was also selected for the Dade/Broward All-Star game, which he plans to attend.