Solid Engineering

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Apr 21, 2008


"I really like coach Mike Sherman," Kenric McNeal said. "I like that he's gonna be running the spread. I think I could fit in well there and he's a cool guy. I think he'll be able to lead them to a national championship. When A&M first started recruiting me they were recruiting me for cornerback, but he assured me that they want me as a receiver and that I'd be able to play early."

Kenric McNeal, the 6-foot-1, 170 pound three-star wide receiver from Spring, Texas, says that Texas A&M is the clear team to beat over Texas Tech, Rice and Arizona. All have offered.

He favors the Aggies "solidly" and also has offers from Ole Miss, Missouri and Houston.

"I really like coach Mike Sherman," McNeal said. "I like that he's gonna be running the spread. I think I could fit in well there and he's a cool guy. I think he'll be able to lead them to a national championship.

"When A&M first started recruiting me they were recruiting me for cornerback, but he assured me that they want me as a receiver and that I'd be able to play early."

McNeal's parents also favor the Aggies. "They like the academics there and A&M isn't too far away," he said. "It's just about an hour away."

He already attended the A&M Junior Day and says they are recruiting him the hardest. "I was supposed to go to their spring game on April 19, but I got sick and couldn't go."

The only other junior day that he attended was at Rice and he says he doesn't have any camps or combines planned. "I'm gonna try to go to as many as I can though," he said.

As a youngster, McNeal's top choice was LSU. "They've always had some great players and coaches," he said. "They are a winning team. They send me letters once in a while, but it's nothing big."

McNeal, Scout.com's No. 27 wide receiver in the country, also plans to visit Arizona. "I don't really know a lot about them, but it seems like a good school," he said. "I just need to go there and see what it's like.

"I want to fit into the offense and go where they pass the ball a lot," he said. "I'd also like to be able to play early. Right now I'm just gonna take my time and see what happens."

McNeal played quarterback during his junior season and finished with 1,434 yards passing for nine touchdowns. He also had 411 yards on the ground and five touchdowns rushing.

He benches 240 pounds and squats 375. "I'm good at reading the defense," McNeal said. "I can get up-field fast and I just go get the ball. I’m real athletic and move well.

"I just need to put on some weight and be tougher to bring down," he admitted. "I'm on a weight lifting program right now."

McNeal reports a 3.3 core GPA and is taking the SAT on May 3. "I want to major in engineering, so I need to find a school that has a good engineering program."



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