August 29, 2006

Early wins, extra attention for Neal

Most high school football players across the country saw their first action of the 2006 season last weekend; others will kick off the year this weekend. For Notre Dame verbal commitment Kerry Neal and his Bunn, N.C., teammates, the season is already in its third week.

"We're 2-0 right now," Neal said. "We beat Southern Nash 10-6 this week; it was a dogfight. They are like a powerhouse this year."

Neal, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound defensive end prospect, has seen time on both sides of the ball. Playing both ways has helped him enjoy his final season of high school football even more.

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