Following visit, player reconfirms college choice

Chris Neild took a visit to North Carolina State following his commitment to West Virginia, and although he had a solid trip, now says that West Virginia is still his school.

"I went to North Carolina State to make sure my decision to West Viginia was clean and final, and it is," siad the mobile, athletic defender. "I plan on signing with West Virginia on Wednesday.

"I wanted to go to N.C. State to make sure WVU was the right place for me, and I am completely positive. NC State has a good program, and evyrthing is nice there. I don't have anything bad to say about them at all. But I am just more comfortable at West Virginia."

The big defender, who played linebacker in high school but is slated for a look at nose tackle at West Virginia, deosn't worry about where he might play.

"My position didn't really factor into my decision," said Neild, who has run in the 4.7-4.8 range. "Whatever gives me the chance to get on the field is fine."

Neild, who plans to major in the physical education/coaching fields, should have no trouble qualifying. Like many players, he plans to enroll at WVU during summer school to get a head start on his college education. He also hopes to get a head start on his conditioning, as he does not play any spring sports in high school.

"I have a weight program that I follow during the spring, and I will concentrate on that," he said.

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