McNeil is Back from Blacksburg

After spending all day Friday in Blacksburg, Raeshon McNeil has concluded his unofficial tour of his top three schools' campuses – Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Notre Dame. McNeil liked what he saw at Virginia Tech, but he isn't quite sure he will receive the early playing time he desires as a Hokie.

"It was good – I like Virginia Tech a lot, I like what they are about," said McNeil. "They are real good in architecture, which is something I'm looking into. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that they signed five DBs last year."

Since the early part of his recruitment, McNeil, a 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback from Mocksville (N.C.) Davie, has limited his favorites to the three aforementioned. However, McNeil has recently contemplated opening the doors to two in-state schools.

"I've been thinking a little lately about [N.C.] State or [North] Carolina. I don't know," said McNeil. "Those are in-state options. It was something I was thinking about if I was to go to an in-state school it would be one of those two, but I haven't made up my mind if I really want to pursue either of those, yet."

If McNeil decides against looking at UNC and NCSU, he expects a decision could come sometime in the next couple of weeks. As is still the case, the Fighting Irish maintain an edge for McNeil's February signature.

"My leader would probably be Notre Dame," said McNeil. "I just like their coaches and the opportunity to play earlier, and their school – I pretty much like Notre Dame a lot. The only thing that is holding me back is the distance. I do want to get away, but it's a lot different when you think about being 12 and a half hours away for the next four-five years."

McNeil could resume his unofficial campus visits with trips to Chapel Hill and Raleigh if he elects to consider the in-state rivals.


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