McNeal Has Great Visit to Ann Arbor

Watching a game in Michigan Stadium is a unique experience. Now imagine sitting in the Big House for the first time knowing that next year, you will be on that field. That is the opportunity Bryce McNeal had on Saturday as he took his official visit to Michigan.

Michigan got their first win of the season on Saturday as the Wolverines took down Miami-Ohio 16-6. In attendance for the game was Minneapolis Breck wide receiver Bryce McNeal, a maize and blue commitment who had yet to ever see a game in the Big House.

"It was nice," he said, "It was a lot more exciting than games I had seen at other schools."

McNeal had visited campus before, so seeing the town was nothing new, but he did get to see it from a difference perspective as he was toured around by several current freshmen.

"I hung out with Daryl Stonum, Roy Roundtree, Martavious Odoms and Michael Shaw," McNeal explained, "it was nice, that was my third time being there so I had already seen the campus and stuff, but it was fun. I spent time with the coaches briefly after the game but we went back to the hotel and rested up."

This was also Bryce's first chance to see the new look Wolverines on the field and get a taste of the offense he will be a part of next season.

"The new offense, I like it a lot. I like how they use the receivers. People say they're just missing a quarterback, but I think it'll come in time. They're obviously good enough, talented enough to play at a Division 1 level."

McNeal, who came to town with his mother and a family friend, spent the game seated next to fellow commitment, Detroit Cass Tech running back Teric Jones. He also caught up with another Cass Tech recruit, William Campbell who had just de-committed from the Wolverines the day before.

"I knew that [he de-committed]," McNeal said, "but I didn't say anything to him about it, that's a family decision that he needs to make.

So far this year, McNeal says opponents have targeted him as he faces constant double teams and bracket coverage. However, that did not stop him from making 13 catches and a TD (another one got called back for illegal formation) in his first game.

He says the visit to Ann Arbor did nothing but strengthen his commitment to the Wolverines and he had such a nice time on his visit, that he is planning on doing it all again real soon.

"I plan on going to the Michigan State game."


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