South Carolina Back Hoping for Irish Offer

Sumter, S.C. running back prospect J.C. Neal is becoming a hot prospect. The 6-1, 185-pound Neal already holds 13 offers and many more teams are actively recruiting him. Are the Irish interested in Neal? What are his thoughts on Notre Dame? Irish Eyes spoke with Neal to find out the latest.

J.C. Neal is a top prospect. "I rushed for 937 yards and and 9 touchdowns," Neal said. "I didn't play the whole season at running back."

Neal has been on the camp circuit recently. "I just got back today from Virginia Tech camp," Neal said. "I also camped at North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke."

Plenty of schools have offered Neal at this point. "South Carolina, Clemson, Auburn, Florida State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Iowa State, Virginia Tech and South Carolina State have offered me," Neal said.

The Irish also appear interested in Neal. "They haven't offered me yet," Neal said of Notre Dame. "They've been recruiting me. They send me a lot of mail. They came by the school, and I think they called me in May but I wasn't home."

Neal is hoping for an offer from Notre Dame soon. "I'm just waiting for the offer," he said. "I want to make an official visit there. I'm definitely interested. I'm just waiting for them to offer."

The Irish would likely have to offer soon to stay in the race. "I want to make a decision sometime in December," Neal said. "I'm looking for a school where I can play early. I'll also look at the environment and the graduation rates."

As of now, Neal has his four favorites. An Irish offer could change that according to the Sumter native. "Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Florida State and Auburn are my favorites," Neal said. "If Notre Dame offered, it would put them up there with Virginia Tech and North Carolina State. They'd be in my top three."

Neal also has a self-reported 3.3 in his core and recently scored a 19 on his A.C.T..

Comments: Neal seems to have a genuine interest in Notre Dame. The Irish appear to be actively recruiting Neal. We'll keep a close eye on Neal to see if the Irish offer soon. We've taken a look at his film and we think he's a very talented running back. Check out his film below.

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