With 36 offers, Darrian feels that his recruitment is going better than expected. “I’m blessed to be in this
situation." Darrian has no plans to cut down his offer list to five or ten schools like most recruits do. He plans to visit as many schools on his list as possible before making a decision. “I’ll choose the one that fits what I feel is best for me.”
At this point in his recruitment, Darrian feels that the factors entering into his decision will be easy to choose. Darrian wants to play as a freshman or at least have a legitimate shot of showing what he can do. “I feel my capabilities will speak for themselves.” Darrian will also be looking too surround himself with teammates that are positive and supportive.
Georgia Tech is one of the schools that he hopes to visit sooner than later. “I’m not sure of the exact date yet. I do know that I’m going.” Darrian has formed a strong relationship with Tech coach Mike Pelton. Darrian likes the idea of possibly playing in the Tech offense. Darrian would be an A Back in the Tech offense. “I also like the depth they have at corner which is where Tech is recruiting me to play.” Darrian knows that the coaches will play the best no matter the class. “A player that loves competition will love that.”
Visits to Tennessee, Arizona, Central Florida, and Virginia Tech are also in the works for McNeal. Darrian also know that Georgia Tech will be one of the schools that will get an official visit. Darrian’s unofficial visits will determine which schools get the other official visits.
Darrian feels that he could name several schools that are recruiting him the hardest. One school, however, tops the list of schools showing interest in McNeal. “Ever since Georgia Tech has been recruiting me, they have been at the top or near the top of my list. They have really turned up their recruitment.”