McNeal Still Has Aggies On His Mind

Once considered an under-the-radar prospect with world class speed, Spring (TX) athlete Kenric McNeal is now a known commodity in recruiting circles with offers from Texas A&M, Oregon, Iowa State, Nebraska, Rice, Missouri, Ole' Miss, Houston, and Arizona. He is also now getting attention from the defending national champion LSU Tigers.

"The LSU coaches stopped by the school last week and they told my coach they were interested in me and wanted me to come to their camp," McNeal said. "They asked me to call them. They didn't say anything about an offer so I don't know how serious they are until I call them." McNeal doesn't have definite plans this summer to attend any camps. When asked about possibly going to the LSU camp given this latest contact by the Tiger staff, McNeal wasn't sure of his plans or what he wanted to do. "I don't have plans to attend the LSU camp or any camp," McNeal said. "I need to talk to LSU and see if they are serious about offering me. I'm not sure I'd go without an offer." McNeal also isn't certain about his plans regarding the recruiting process. Back in the spring, he appeared on the verge on making an early verbal commitment, but it sounds like the 6-foot, 175-pound speedster is now a long way from a decision. "I just don't know when I'll make a final decision. I haven't thought about it much," McNeal said. "It may be at the end of the summer, or it could be in the fall. I really haven't thought about when I'll end it."

While his timetable is in flux and new schools are trying to enter the picture, McNeal has been consistent about his leader for the months. He likes the Aggies.

"A&M is still in front. They've been the team to beat," McNeal admitted. "I like Coach Sherman and his pro-style offense. He's done it at the pro level, and I think he'll definitely turn it around there."

Despite playing quarterback for Spring, most schools (including Texas A&M) are recruiting the sub-4.4 playmaker at wide receiver. Rice is the only school recruiting McNeal at quarterback.

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