"Things are going good," McNeal said. "I have been in the weight room a lot. I would love to gain weight, but that really isn't a problem for me. I just wanted to work with my lineman."
"We started in pads a couple of days ago. We aren't in full pads yet though. It feels great. I have been waiting for this basically since I came in from New Mexico."
In New Mexico, McNeal was part of an invitational track team. Last year McNeal was the 3A state champion in the 100m in the state of Texas and was literally hundredths of seconds off from having the top time in the state.
"I ran in the Classic in New Mexico. I ran in the 100m and the 4x100m. Our relay team ran a 41.1 and in the 100m I ran a 10.47 and I won in the 100m. We got second in the relay."
It isn't a question to McNeal about doing both in college, he would like to. However, if he had to choose one that is a definite as well.
"I would like to do both in college. It's not as important as some might think. I would like to play football over run track."
McNeal is well into double-digit offers and is sitting on some very good ones. "I am up to 14 offers. They're from Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, SMU, TCU and some others."
There is no favorite for McNeal among the teams having offered McNeal and who haven't. McNeal also hasn't thought about his official visit destinations yet, but that time is coming soon.
"I really don't have a favorite. I will be sitting down to thinking about my official visits really soon. I haven't had a chance to think about my official visits. There really isn't anyone that I could say is popping out to me right now.""
One consideration for McNeal and official visits will be what visits can he take with a teammate. A mutual offer is shared between with Nebraska and the teammates. "Larry Johnson and myself have spoke about taking some visits together. We really haven't had a chance to talk about it"
McNeal is looking to be comfortable and fit in at the school that he chooses. There isn't a preference to stay in the area or to leave. "It doesn't matter to me where I have to go to school. As to what I am looking for in a school, I really just want to fit in and be comfortable."