McNeil likes Nebraska

Nebraska hosted just one official visitor this past weekend, but it was a big one. McNeil, a four-star safety from Dallas (Texas) Wilmer-Hutchins, has been a Tennessee commitment since the middle of August and now he is taking some trips. The Huskers hosted him this past weekend and made a strong impression on him.


Nebraska has stayed in touch with LaDarrell McNeil and it's paid off. One coach from Nebraska is really to credit when it comes to getting McNeil to visit Nebraska this past weekend.

"It was really Coach Corey Raymond," McNeil said. "He had been recruiting me and he just kept telling me everything about Nebraska. I had to go and see it for myself.

"And it was more than just expectations of the school because I had never been to the state of Nebraska before. I really, really liked it there. I think that it's a good town and I liked everything about it."

McNeil really liked the visit to Nebraska and mentioned that he liked the facilities at Nebraska for the student athletes and liked talking to the people in the Life Skills department.

"They have great facilities at Nebraska, the football and academic facilities, and I really liked working with and talking to the people that were with the Life Skills department."

The Huskers are looking for McNeil to potentially come in and contribute immediately. They like McNeil in a couple of different areas of the secondary and he would like to play special teams as well.

"Nebraska said that they like me as a safety and also as a nickel. They said that I can come in and challenge for time immediately. I would also like to do some kickoff coverage as well."

McNeil has been a commitment to Tennessee since the middle of August, but he felt like he needed to take a look around. McNeil said that he is the one going to a school for four to five years and he needs to be comfortable with his decision.

"I really just needed to re-open my mind. I had to make sure that I was making the right decision for me. I have taken a visit to Kansas, Nebraska and I have one scheduled for Tennessee and Oklahoma State."

The Nebraska visit has really opened McNeil's eyes to possibly coming to Lincoln. McNeil wouldn't say where Nebraska stood on his list, but he said that two schools were definitely standing out right now.

"I really liked the trip to Nebraska. I would say that Nebraska and Oklahoma State are the two schools that are standing out the most to me right now."



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