|DE target wants to check out LSU
NC (Hunt HS)
|#27 DE, #15 NC, 79 Grade
||#35 WDE, #30 NC, 83 Grade
From Dave Hooker of ESPN:
Neal said he'd like to make a decision in July or August but doesn't have a top grouping. That could make the time frame challenging. He'll likely end up sorting through more offers and visits to take, starting with LSU in late June.
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"I want to see how life is there," he said. "It's a different location and it's really far away so I want to learn how they do things down south."
Neal's recruitment has seen steady growth. Playing at a school that doesn't have a rich tradition of producing top prospects, recruiters have worked to find Neal. He doesn't have a mountain of offers, but three three-star prospect has big-name schools like Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee on his list.
As a junior, he had 88 tackles, 8 sacks and 3 force fumbles. As a sophomore, he had 96 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, & 2 fumble recoveries. He was 2011-2012 1st team All-Conference & 1st team All-Area. He has attended a camp at North Carolina State. Clemson offered on 2/21/12.