Indy OT McNeil picks Louisville

The University of Louisville football staff has picked up commitment No. 26 in the Class of 2014. Indianapolis Decatur Central offensive tackle Lukayus McNeil called Charlie Strong on Thursday and have him a verbal commitment. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Lukayus McNeil from Indianapolis Decatur Central has offers from all over the country.

But the 6-foot-7, 290-pound McNeil said one of those schools "just felt right," so he gave a verbal commitment on Thursday afternoon to the University of Louisville.

McNeil is the 26th commitment in the Class of 2014 for the Cardinals. He's a three-star prospect and ranks as the No. 40 offensive tackle in the country by

"It just happened," McNeil said. "I felt like it was right. I like the offense they run and just all-around love the school and the coaches. It was the right place for me."

McNeil had more than two dozen offers and made visits to U of L and North Carolina State. He was also seriously considering Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State and Nebraska.

McNeil said he's already put in a lot of work and is ready to do even more before he arrives on campus at U of L.

"I think that I have improved a lot from my junior year when it comes to my footwork, staying low and working on my quickness," McNeil said in a recent interview. "I have also gotten better at the mental side. I am keeping my attitude under control and doing a lot of film study."

McNeil is the third offensive line pledge in the class for the Cardinals.

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