DeAndre McNeal #LetsRide

In early June, all of the incoming freshmen football players will be moved in as they start their football career with the Longhorns. DeAndre McNeal is a four-star athlete that will get first crack on the offensive side of the ball.

DeAndre McNeal checks in from Mesquite (Texas) Ralph H Poteet H.S. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound wide receiver will have plenty of opportunities with Texas. He like so many of the incoming freshmen is eagerly waiting to start his football career.

”I Just want to get in and finesse and have a great four years with Austin’s amazing people and my family aka my teammates,” McNeal said.

Dedication is the name of the game for McNeal.

”Progressing as a player also makes me progress as a man,” McNeal said. “I live in a neighborhood where there is a lot of temptation, but I have to avoid that while becoming a young man. My main focus has been on my machine, which is working out every day with Jaylon Smith and Malik Jefferson. Those are my personal partners we all push each other so that we can Finesse.”

McNeal has tremendous relations with the coaching staff that continues to progress.

”My relationship with the coaches gets better and better each day, and that’s what I love,” McNeal said. “I Love they always check up on me not as a football player but as a young man. I want to leave a Titanic size impact on my fans especially the little kids I want to be a role model and hero to them. To the parents, I want to be viewed as a down to earth person. As a teammate, I want to be looked at as a brother. To me, I want to be viewed as the finesser.”

Inside the Numbers:

Position Rank 29

Midland OLB Rank 3

Texas OLB Rank 3

Scout.com Take:

Rated as an outside linebacker it is not really fair to say he is anything but an athlete. He is an excellent wide receiver prospect who was a go-to guy and made key plays for his high school team. He has sneaky speed, good size and the penchant for making amazing plays. On defense, he ran really well and became more and more comfortable playing backer as a senior, his first year to do so. Will likely get a look at offense first in college.


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