Moe Neal is one of the top rated players in Syracuse's 2016 class. With family in tow, Neal took an unoffiicial visit on Saturday in order to check out the Orange in action against Central Michigan. Overall, the trip was a very positive one for the three-star athlete.
"It was a great trip," Neal said. "We got to take a tour of the new indoor practice facility and see that completed. Went to the game and got to go on the sideline. I talked to Floyd Little and Eric White and some of the coaches. Nothing I haven't really seen before so it wasn't really new to me, but it was fun."
Neal said that he and Little spoke about football and what his time at Syracuse will be like. Neal added that it is always great to speak with a Hall of Famer who had such a great career with the Orange.
After that, Neal took his seat in the stands with his family and fellow commit Noel Brouse. The two Orange pledges spent some time getting to know one another.
"He told me why he committed to Syracuse and I told him why I committed," Neal said. "We just talked about where were from, talked about football and getting to know each other. It was great."
The game saw Syracuse pull out an overtime win, and Neal was impressed by what he saw.
"I thought they were looking great until Eric (Dungey) got hurt," he said. "I guess they were supposed to blow them out or something, but that happens in football. At least they found a way to win."
Neal added that he liked what he saw out of Tim Lester's offense and sees a perfect fit for his skell set. Also, the 3-0 start has him feeling good about where the program is headed. Neal believes that adding players like himself and the other recruits coming in will help the Orange take the next step in the near future.
Neal plans to be back up at Syracuse in the future, potentially as early as the LSU game. That may not happen because of his football schedule and other conflicts, but he is going to see if it possible to make it. Regardless, Neal and family are all in on Syracuse and want to attend as many games as possible before his arrival.