O'Neal set to make Nebraska visit

Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds is a powerhouse of a high school in California. There will be multiple players to sign with division one schools again this year from McClymonds and one of those players is a very active, athletic linebacker that could possibly play safety too. Nebraska seems to be in a very good position to land this talented athlete.

One of the better athletes on the west coast is Kyler O'Neal from Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds. The 5-foot-11 and 200 pound athlete has led his team into the playoffs.

"We're 6-2-1 right now," Kyler O'Neal said. "Out here in California we don't do overtimes. Games can end in a tie."

"We are in the playoffs. I am not sure who we are going to play. I just know that we are in."

O'Neal has been averaging close to 10 tackles a game and has been a force from two different positions on the defensive side of the football.

"I am doing real good, real good. I already have 77 tackles, eight sacks and one forced fumble. I am playing WILL and rover."

O'Neal is projected by most to play linebacker at the next level. As a linebacker he says that his speed and playing physical are his two biggest strengths.

"I am a lot faster than most linebackers. I am also very physical. I can rush the passer and I can track down plays from the backside."

"I ran a 4.54 at the USC camp and then later at another camp I ran a 4.49. Most linebackers don't have that type of speed. In track I ran a 10.6 this past year in track."

The recruiting process has been going for a while now and O'Neal has one official visit set. "Recruiting has been fine. I have one official visit set up for December 8. That is their senior banquet."

When O'Neal takes that official he will be looking at things other than the football team. He knows a lot about the team already.

"I will be looking at their academics, facilities and lifestyle out there. I already know about their football team."

"I know that they have over 800 total wins, five national championships and the Blackshirts are back. I like that."

O'Neal is saying that it could be one and done for him and his official visits. However, if he would take his other visits he knows who they would be to.

"I am not too sure that I will be taking any other official visits. I would say Colorado, maybe San Jose State, and then probably try to get up to Oregon and Oregon State."

Nebraska is looking very good to O'Neal for some very good reasons. He is encouraged by this year's class, particularly their linebackers, and Coach Dennis Wagner has been doing a good job recruiting him.

"As of right now Nebraska is the school for me. From what I have seen so far from this year's class they are coming in real strong."

"I have looked at the other linebackers in their class like Jared Glover and Blake Lawrence. I saw Blake on tape and he looks good."

"They are adding a lot of people on their defense with their recruiting and I like that a lot. It's not so much what they have been saying, it's their tradition."

"Coach Dennis Wagner has been the one recruiting me and he is real cool. He's been with me since the beginning."

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