"I just felt like I didn't give a couple schools a chance, so I feel like I owe them, and that's the reason why I decided to push my decision back a little bit," he said.
Instead of two schools, McNeil is now considering five.
All of the schools were previously on his list, except for Washington State. So, how do the Cougars find themselves in the running for one of the premier prospects in the country?
"When I committed to ECU in the fall, coach (Dennis) Simmons was my recruiting coach," said McNeil. "He took a job at Washington State a few months ago. He was the first college coach that I ever talked to and he really wants me out there. We have a close relationship."
July will be a busy month for the All-American tight end. Besides his trip to Oregon tomorrow for The Opening, McNeil will likely take three visits, before he makes his decision in August.
"I am going to Florida on (July) 21 and I am going to try to get to Miami before I come back home," he said. "I will also probably try to go out to Washington State sometime at the end of July."
McNeil will hold a press conference for his decision in early August.
"The past couple of months have been stressful," he said. "I wanted to try to go ahead and make my decision, but I want to make sure I make the right decision."