Georgian out in Cali talks favorites

<b>Kenny O'Neal</b> just absolutely obliterated his California high school opponents, in his first year on the west coast. He continued that success for Skyline High School in a shootout with Oakland Tech for claim to the Section Championship.

"I had 4 catches for 2 touchdowns, and 125 yards. We ended up losing 55-47, but it was a good game," Kenny O'Neal said.

Since the last time I spoke to Kenny, he has shaved Texas off of his list, and now has 4 favorites.

"I like Georgia, Florida, USC, and Oregon. I'm not real sure about a 5th school. I'm still looking at some others for my last visit."

What does Kenny like about his favorites?

Georgia: "Oh man. They get the top recruits, especially in Georgia. I feel I can go in and make a difference early. They were my favorite unofficial visit so far. The Dawg Walk and the 92,000 people. That right there can grab a recruit."

Florida: "The track program there is just awesome. They have great track coaches, and the entire team is top notch. It may sound funny, but I really like their colors a lot too."

USC: "It's just one of the best schools in the nation. I think this BCS stuff is B.S. because they are #1. Their WR coach came for a visit today, and I really like him a lot. He had some intriguing stuff to say. It's just a good school."

Oregon: "They have really good coaches. Their facilities are awesome. I have a friend named Dennis Dixon who is a Redshirt Freshman QB there, and he likes it a lot. I think I could play early there too."

Georgia was the only team yet to offer the star a few weeks back. Has that changed?

"Yeah. I got an offer from them about 2 weeks ago. Their whole staff called me, and Coach Richt offered me himself over the phone. I was pretty excited about that."

O'Neal will kick off his slate of official visits this weekend, when he boards a plane for Athens, GA. What are his expectations?

"I just want to see if it's good for me. The coaches and player relationships, the facilities...Just everything."

Kenny has also set visits to Oregon for January 9th, Florida for January 16th, and USC for January 23rd. Will he wait until his final visit to commit?

"I'll commit when it feels right. I'm still going to take all of my visits, but if I like it a lot, I may give the coaches a soft verbal."

O'Neal said he's still 50/50 on whether to stay out west, or come back east. He currently hopes to major in Sports Medicine.

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