November 6, 2006

Rivals100 safety McNeil talks recruiting

Rivals100 safety Michael McNeil has been a top target for the Alabama staff since early in the recruiting process and as might be expected he hears regularly from the Tide staff including last week when he talked to four coaches.

"I hear from Alabama every week. It's either Coach (Chris) Ball or (Buddy) Wyatt. Last week I talked to those two and Coach (Mike) Shula and Coach (Joe) Kines. That was pretty cool because it shows I'm pretty important to them," McNeil said. "They said the same thing they've said all along and that they want me to come help them win a championship and that I have a chance to step in and play as a true freshman when (Jeffrey) Dukes graduates. I know they need safeties and I like their defensive style.

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