The 2012 recruiting class in the state of Missouri boasts some outstanding talent, and many of the top players were on hand for Missouri's recent Junior Day event. One of the top players in the state is WR prospect Durron Neal. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Neal following his visit to Columbia, and he shared some of his thoughts on the experience.
"It went real good," began Neal. "The coaches showed me a lot of love. You know, like the usual, when I go up there."
Neal indicated that he got to spend some one-on-one time with Coach Pinkel. He talked about how that made him feel.
"I feel special, in a way," said Neal. "Because you know, you've got the Head Coach taking his time out to talk to me."
Neal has long been a big fan of Jeremy Maclin.
He's always been my favorite receiver," explained Neal, talking about how he's looked up to Maclin.
"Ever since I've known him, and seen him play, I've just tried to pattern my game after him."
Neal shared some of his approach toward working on his game.
"I just try to work hard," explained Neal. "You've just got to keep getting better. Because, when you settle, that's when the next man starts getting better than you."
Neal is not in much of a hurry to choose a school. He's planning to try to narrow things down before his senior season. He said he'd like to narrow things down to about four or five schools by next football season, and would probably make a decision after next season.
Neal answered my question about his interest level in Missouri.
"Mizzou has always been like the highest," replied Neal. "They were the first ones to offer me....................... Mizzou, you know, it's family."