Alim McNeill

2018 linebacker Alim McNeill gives latest after his recent stop in Blacksburg

McNeil has visited a number of schools this fall, including recently to Virginia Tech. How did that visit go and what came out of it? He explains the latest in his recruitment.

Raleigh (N.C.) Sanderson junior linebacker Alim McNeill played a huge role in his team's 9-4 season this fall.

Due to his efforts, his recruitment is beginning to pick up steam.

"I currently have offers from Boston CollegeTulane and East Carolina," said the 6-foot-2, 262-pound McNeill. "Virginia TechMississippiDukeClemson and Appalachian State are also recruiting me hard."

Earlier this week, ECU became the latest to offer.

"The offer from ECU is important because it's my first in-state offer," McNeill. "I'm definitely very interested in them. I haven't visited, but definitely play to soon.

"(Running backs) coach (Antonio) King is recruiting me. He's a really down to earth, cool person. He told me that I'd fit well in their defense and I'd be a force everywhere on the field. He also said I move well for a player my size."

Which school could be next to pull the trigger?

"Honestly, I think Virginia Tech could be the next to offer me," McNeill said. "They're actually recruiting me as a defensive end. I like their winning attitude and that they treat me like family. (Director of player personnel) coach (Chuck) Cantor and (defensive tackles) coach (Charley) Wiles are recruiting me and we're developing a good relationship.

"I visited this past weekend for the Virginia game. The atmosphere was crazy and everything is really nice. The fan base is also great and so are the academics."

As for visits this spring, McNeill said he plans to check out Appalachian State, Clemson and ECU.

McNeill finished his junior campaign with 84 tackles, including 18 for loss and six sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

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