It was originally thought that McNeal would act as an "OW," or "Offensive Weapon," for the Longhorns, which would give him the ability to move all over the place for UT because of his unique blend of size (6-foot-1, 236 pounds), speed [ran 4.4 at UT a few weeks ago] and strength [has over-powered defensive ends in 1-on-1 blocking situations in camp].
But from Day 1 of fall camp McNeal has worked exclusively with the tight ends as TE coach Jeff Traylor tries to help mold that position into a much bigger part of the offensive game plan, particularly in the passing game.
From what we are hearing at HD, though, McNeal has moved to wide receiver now. This comes on the same day that HD learned Caleb Bluiett, a defensive end, is getting a look at tight end.
But this move is much more in-line with what McNeal wants to do. It's the position he was recruited for.
All of a sudden the Longhorns have plenty of playmakers - and different types - at wide receiver in seniors Marcus Johnson and Daje Johnson, spring standout Jacorey Warrick, and freshmen John Burt and Ryan Newsome.
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