July 15, 2008
McNeal feels right at home in College Station
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Recruits from all over Texas stormed College Station this weekend both for Texas A&M's prospect camp on Sunday as well as the Texas State 7 on 7 Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. One prospect that felt right at home was Spring, Texas quarterback Kenric McNeal. McNeal committed to Texas A&M on June 20th and hasn't looked back.
"I feel relieved," McNeal said. "I don't have to prove anything. I feel like I've accomplished what I've been working for. I have my school paid for."
McNeal also has the relief of knowing that at least one friend of his will be joining him as an Aggie.
"My friend Malcolm Johnson from Klein Collins, he committed a few days ago," he said. "I was glad to hear that I'm not going to be the only one. That's the only other recruit I really talk to."
McNeal, who holds offers from schools such as Arizona, Nebraska, Oregon and Iowa State will be playing quarterback for his program in the fall, despite being recruited as a wide receiver to College Station.
"I started out playing receiver in high school but the quarterback for my team got hurt so I didn't really have a choice but to play it," he said. "I don't mind. I just want to help the team. I'm really a receiver playing quarterback though."
With his decision behind him, McNeal's main focus has been improving his game this summer and gaining some weight.
"I've been weight lifting every morning and afternoon trying to gain a little weight and trying to get the team ready for the fall," he said. "Right now I'm at 175 and I'm trying to be at least 180 before the season starts and keep my speed as well."
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