Neal thinking about #1

Missouri wide out Durron Neal tells GBW what Michigan told him that has the Wolverines on his mind; he also shares his visit plans and when he intends on making a decision.

With offers from all over the country Missouri wide receiver Durron Neal is a hot commodity. The 4 star prospect is entering his senior season at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, MO, and he has every intention of staying focused on that before deciding on his future.

"I'm going to wait until after the season (to decide)," he told GoBlueWolverine, "based on the simple fact that I'm the head captain and I don't want to have all the attention on me in the season. We've got a goal in mind, we've got a great team coming back. We're hungry and we gotta set our mind on the state championship."

Being a team leader and go-to guy is nothing new to Durron; in fact the 6'0, 185 pound playmaker embraces it. And when the Michigan Wolverines were in town during the spring, they laid down a pretty intriguing opportunity for the young man.

"He (Coach Hecklinski) basically just told me like I could be the next number one at Michigan. It was like he honestly believed that out of all the people he's recruited this year I'm the one that stands out, and that I can be the next number one and play as a true freshman."

Wearing number one at Michigan comes with plenty of tradition and pressure but Durron wouldn't shy away from it.

"Michigan is basically known as one of the most prestigious programs in the country, and obviously the stadium and the history behind the number one, that means you're that guy. You're that guy that everyone is going to look for in the crunch time, you're that guy that everybody is going to be expecting to make you win the game. That's pressure, but then again I'm used to that."

With Michigan appearing to be a viable option in Durron's recruitment, the next question becomes when or if the number six rated wide receiver will make it to Ann Arbor for a visit anytime soon.

"I'm real interested in seeing Michigan. Also I'm going to try to make it up there. But Michigan you know, they're looking good. I'm going to try to make it up there this summer, it's not too far."

Getting a talent such as Durron on campus could be huge for the Wolverines and possibly increase their chances when decision day comes. Stay tuned to GBW for the latest on Neal's visit plans this summer.

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