McNeil cuts list to three

Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County cornerback Raeshon McNeil appears to have narrowed his list down to three schools. Last we heard the 6-foot-0, 175-pounder was planning to make a trip to Chapel Hill this week before he decides on a commitment.
"I didn't get a chance to go to UNC this week, I'm going to have to wait until next week," he said. "I'm going to camp for the rest of the week until Sunday, but I definitely plan to go next week."
What is he hoping to see out of the Tar Heels?
"I'd like to see something different, but I know there's not going to be too much different from all the other schools," he said. "I know it's a pretty nice place and I just want to see what it's like. The main factor with them is if they have architecture or not. I've heard from people that they don't and that would hurt them. Besides that I'm just going to meet some of the coaches and see the atmosphere."
The Rivals 250 prospect is down to Notre Dame, Virginia and North Carolina. What keeps the Irish and Cavaliers at the top of his list?
"I like both of their coaches and they are really great schools," he said. "I got to interact with the players at them and they both seem like a place I could fit in with easily. Both of them text message me a lot telling me they want me at their schools."
Surprisingly, Virginia Tech didn't make the cut.
"They haven't offered, but that hasn't really been what's hurt them," he said. "It's the fact that they signed five defensive backs last year. They have too many and that draws me away from them."
Obviously the reason Virginia Tech was left out was due to possible playing time. When is McNeil looking to get on the field?
"I'm definitely looking for early playing time, if the opportunity is there as a freshman I would take it," he said. "Notre Dame has said with their situation I would definitely be able to come in and play. UVA said they could see me as a three-year starter."
The four-star prospect will be waiting at least another week until he makes a decision. McNeil is still preparing to do it soon though.
"I'm not going to say a straight date because I don't know, but I expect my decision to be soon after the visit to UNC."
McNeil's senior season is quickly approaching as his first game is on August 19th.
"I'm just looking for a great year for our team," he said. "We have a lot of juniors who need to step up and get a really big turnout."
McNeil was named all-conference last season as he recorded 60 tackles, five interceptions and two kickoff returns for touchdowns.