After making his way to Ann Arbor in late March, Minneapolis Breck WR Bryce McNeal believed he had found his collegiate home. It was hard to contain his overwhelming excitement, but there were few things preventing him from pulling the trigger. In making his way back to the Great Lake State this weekend, he removed one of the final hindrances.
“Really when I went down with my dad (back in March), it was just a matter of waiting to get my mom down here,” McNeal said. “Right when I went down there it became a big leader on my list of schools. I narrowed it down to two schools, Michigan and Clemson, and went through the statistics. Michigan turned out to be the bet place for me. I said to myself that it would be nice if I (committed) while I was down here with my mom and dad.”
The only other factor that could have delayed an announcement was McNeal’s desire to announce his choice during the Army All American game. However, a new friend helped him see the advantages in pledging now.
“(Shavodrick Beaver) showed me a lot about the good things coming out of committing early,” McNeal admitted. “From that I kind of got a different view from it. Now I can help recruit other guys. I’m going to getting them. I’ve already been talking to a couple of guys. I’m going to help get some guys (during the barbecue).”
McNeal plans to continue working on his game and his class in the coming months.
“I’m going to work out with my personal trainer and run routes with my quarterback everyday back home,” he said. “Then I’m going to come back up here June 15th for the camp to help recruit kids, throw with Shavodrick and Kevin, and get to know kids like Justin Turner.”
Stay tuned for more on McNeal’s decision in the coming hours & days.