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2007 '07 AL DB Michael McNeil (Auburn signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by osugrad21, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    '07 AL DB Michael McNeil

    Scout Profile

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    Mobile (AL)
    Davidson

    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 195 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.58 seconds
    Bench max: 260 pounds
    Squat max: 325 pounds
    Vertical leap: 32 inches
    GPA: 3.0
    ACT: 16


    Michael is the grandson of former NFL WR Clifton McNeil. He currently holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, West Virginia, Ole Miss, and South Carolina. He says tOSU and Tennessee are close to offering also. He says his top three consists of Alabama, Auburn and Florida State.

    Film:

    My Take: Michael has some of the most impressive film I have seen this year. He is excellent in space, changes direction exceptionally well, and his acceleration/burst is the amazing. Above all else, he is a headhunter in the secondary...after watching this film, it is obvious why he is being pursued by schools across the country.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2006
  2. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Scout $

    6/13/06

    McNeil could be close to a decision after camping at Alabama.

    Alabama bound, just a matter of time...
     
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.al.com/sports/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/sports/1154769619320380.xml&coll=2
     
  4. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    Maybe we should move this back to the open forum? I was parusing the Rivals database and saw that McNeil is now listed w/interest in us... and I found this update.

    Rivals$
    by: JC Schurburtt, rivals.com recruiting

    7/30/06

    Michael says he is very interested in Ohio State, and note that it is not done by an Ohio State writer. Looks to commit early this season, wants to come on an official for the PeeSU game, and has family connections to the Ohio State program and Cleveland area.
     
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    GoUpState

    8/10

    More Big Offers For McNeil

    By Phil Kornblut
    Hotly recruited DB Michael McNeil (6-3 200) of Mobile, AL picked up offers recently from Georgia, Notre Dame and Boston College. USC and Clemson also are on his offer list. His favorites are Florida State, Auburn and Alabama while USC, Clemson and Ohio State also are getting strong consideration. McNeil will try to visit USC and Clemson during the season. McNeil's grandfather Clifton was a teammate of USC coach Steve Spurrier with the San Francisco 49ers.
     
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rivals $

    8/21

    Michael wants to visit tOSU and is in the process of setting up visits to FSU and Alabama. He feels that he can play early at any school.
     
  7. Poz79

    Poz79 Newbie

    Rivals $(Auburn)

    8/27

    Video interview with Michael from Auburn Rivals site. Michael says he'll try to visit Columbus to see a game.
     
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rivals $

    9/3

    Michael says Alabama and FSU are stepping up their efforts. He is deciding on visits now.
     
  9. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Scout $

    9/6/06

    From ScoutSouth...McNeil is down to Alabama, Auburn and Florida State.
     
  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Link

    Mobile players on all-star game's list



    Friday, September 15, 2006

    Six players from Mobile have been nominated for the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, to be played Jan. 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
    Defensive end Sidell Corley and cornerback Phelon Jones of McGill-Toolen, running back/safety Elliott McGaskin and cornerback Ryan Williams of B.C. Rain, safety Michael McNeil of Davidson and receiver Brandon Gibson of UMS-Wright were nominated for the East vs. West game, which features the nation's top high school football players and will be aired live on NBC.
    Of the 400 nominated athletes, 80 will be invited to the game. The next step will kick off on Sept. 19 with the U.S. Army All-American Selection Tour, during which game officials will visit the hometowns of each player selected for the game and present those players with their game jerseys. The tour will conclude in December after 80 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected for the game.
     
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Four-star safety Michael McNeil, from Davidson still lists Alabama, Auburn and Florida State as his favorites. He will take an official visit to Alabama for the Iron Bowl on Nov. 18. He plans to take at least three official visits before making his decision.

    "I like Coach Shula," McNeil said in an interview with ScoutSouth.com. "He is a real good guy. He talks about religion and putting God first. He tells me to keep my grades up. He is concerned about the person and not just getting the top player to his school."

    ?He is a great guy," McNeil said of Alabama secondary coach Chris Ball. ?We talk all the time. We talk about life. I can relate to him because he is a younger coach. I think I can develop real well with Coach Ball."

    Link
     
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rivals $

    Michael says he will definitely visit Auburn, Alabama and Florida State but says he will also likely visit tOSU. Playing time is critical in his decision.

    Good luck down south Mike.
     
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Rivals $

    10/19

    Michael thoroughly enjoyed his Auburn trip and said he was excited the Tigers defeated Florida. He has already bonded with some of the Auburn commitments.
     
  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Link

    Blount comes up short

    Leopards get to the 3 before time runs out as Warriors make good on opportunities

    Saturday, October 21, 2006 By JOEY WARNER

    Sports Correspondent
    Michael McNeil scored a touchdown after recovering a fumble to help Davidson defeat Blount 14-7 in a 6A Region 1 matchup at Blount Friday night.
    Davidson took advantage of the Blount miscue to take the lead with just 37 seconds remaining in the first half. McNeil, one of the most highly recruited defensive backs in the nation, ran 8 yards for the touchdown, scooping up the loose ball after a high snap sailed through the hands of Blount punter Jarrick Williams. Sophomore Kris Partridge kicked the extra point.
    The Blount defense held Davidson to just 144 yards of total offense, all on the ground.
    Blount made a valiant effort on its last drive when senior quarterback Quinton Dunn was tackled at the Davidson 3 as time expired. Dunn led the Leopards from their 29 in the last 3:25 of the game.
    "I credit my defensive coordinator, Bart Sessions, for doing an outstanding job with our defense," Davidson coach Fred Riley said. "We put the game on the shoulders of the defense because we knew we had to slug through it with a reserve quarterback. We refused to pass because we were not going to lose the game offensively."
    The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Jermaine Preyear scampered 9 yards for a TD. Partridge booted the PAT with 34 seconds left in the first quarter. Josh Phillips broke loose on a 33-yard run that set up the score.
    The Leopards wasted an opportunity when Justin Harris returned a kickoff to the 47 and hauled in two passes from Dunn to help Blount drive inside the Davidson 5. But on fourth and 2, the Warriors' Brandon Maye stopped Dunn on a quarterback sneak to halt the threat.
    Blount tied it 7-7 when Dunn, who was making his first start, raced 31 yards on a draw to the Davidson 5. After a holding penalty, Dunn tossed a 15-yard TD pass to Justin Harris, and Williams kicked the PAT with 5:22 left in the half.
    "In Region 1 football the teams that win games don't beat themselves," Riley said. "The turnovers were even but Blount's kicking game error was the difference in the game."
    Preyear finished with 75 yards on 16 carries and Phillips had 55 yards on five attempts. Quarterback Justin Wright did not attempt a pass.
    "We wanted to win this game and we knew both teams needed a win," Blount coach Ben Harris said. "The mistake before halftime hurt but we had problems scoring in the second half for the third game in a row."
    Dunn was 15-for-22 passing for 147 yards passing and rushed for 94 yards on eight carries. Harris had eight receptions for 77 yards for the Leopards.
    Both teams continue region play next Friday when Blount (3-5, 1-5) visits Baker and Davidson (5-3, 3-3) travels to Bryant.
     
  15. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $

    11/6/06

    From the Alabama site...Michael is focusing on Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn and Florida State.
     

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