January 30, 2007

McNeil follows his heart to Auburn

As Mobile (Ala.) Davidson standout Michael McNeil spoke with the media following his press conference to announce his commitment to Auburn, it was clear the Rivals100 safety had put a lot of thought into his decision.

And the one factor that outweighed them all was the opportunity for early playing time.

"Auburn needs safeties," said McNeil. "I plan on making an early impact as a freshman. That was the key for my decision. The scheme that Auburn runs with the nickel package, dime package, if I'm not out there starting the first game I'm going to be in one of those packages or both of them contributing in some way."

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