With New Competition, Is McNeil Still Interested?

When Michael McNeil got back from an unofficial visit to the University of Nebraska, he had quite a bit to rave about. Since then, he has begun attending camps and recently received another offer that has piqued his interest. What does he think of this new school and where does it put them in relation to the Cornhuskers?

Michael McNeil enjoyed his trip to visit the Nebraska Cornhusker camps thoroughly, that much was apparent once he returned and was interviewed.  Since that point, Nebraska has not let up on their recruitment of McNeil one bit.  In fact, the tight end out of Kirkwood, Missouri claims that the Big Red is recruiting him the hardest.  "They've already talked to me about planning an official visit.  I'm getting mail and talking to their coaches the most.  I talk to Coach (Kevin) Cosgrove the most from Nebraska and I love talking to him we have a great time talking," he said. 

Interestingly, McNeil has just received an offer from the University of Wisconsin.  This offer has proven to be quite interesting to Michael and he wants to find out what the Badgers are all about.  That said, right now, the Cornhuskers' previous impression hasn't faded in the eyes of the young tight end prospect.  "Of the schools I've visited, Nebraska's my favorite so far, but with the recent Wisconsin offer, I want to check it out.  No one compares with facilities and overall campus and things like that, though," he said.

Currently, McNeil claims that Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois are his top three with Kansas, Missouri, Indiana and Louisville rounding out the top seven.  McNeil admits that he'd like to take some time before deciding officially where he wants to go, but he acknowledges that sometimes, that's not always the way it happens.  "Pretty much I want to make my decision after I take all of my official visits, maybe if I'm ready before my season and I take some visits, I'll know but I'll probably make a late decision," he said.

Michael mentioned that Nebraska has been sending him a fair amount of mail to go along with the standard attention from the Cornhuskers.  Coach Cosgrove has been the one doing most of the writing.  In terms of visits, McNeil is going to be pretty busy over the next several months.  He plans to camp at Illinois on the 13th and 14th of this month and visit Wisconsin unofficially at some point along with possibly Iowa.  Right now, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois are all pretty secure in getting an official visit from McNeil.

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