January 28, 2007

McNeil loves UA visit; delays decision

Davidson safety Michael McNeil took in a visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend as he weighs his final college choices. The Rivals100 safety is thought to be down to several favorites with Alabama on the outside looking in with a slim shot. After his trip, did Alabama coach Nick Saban sell the star recruit on the Tide?

"This weekend's visit was really an eye-opener. I got to spend a lot of one-on-one time with Coach Saban and that was nice of him. He told me I would get tired of him before the weekend was over but I didn't. He makes quite the impression," McNeil said. "I ate dinner with him Friday and Saturday, we went to the film room together and he broke down his strategy and what he wanted to do with me. He's the defensive back coach and he told me he is very hands on. He has a great reputation and I learned a lot from him."

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