While many recruits take unofficial visits multiple times throughout the fall, the distance been Wilson (N.C.) Hunt defensive end Lewis Neal's home and his future school, LSU, make quick weekend trips impossible in-season.
With it likely that Neal will only be able to attend one game this season, he made sure it was a big one.
"I'm going to LSU on Nov. 3 for the Alabama game," Neal said. "I'm very excited to take my official visit."
According to Neal, who has been committed to the Tigers since July, the trip to Baton Rouge will the only official visit he takes.
"I'm going to LSU and that's it," he said. "I don't need to go anywhere else."
Neal has played a large part in his team's 9-0 start to the season. Each of the last two years Hunt has been runner-up in the state championship game, and Neal said his main focus is capping off his high school career with a title.
"This year we've got to get it," he said. "This is our last chance."
Neal is being used strictly on defense, playing defensive end but being used in a variety of ways to confuse offenses that routinely target him with double teams.
"Every game they run away it was from me," Neal said. "I have to chance down plays on the other side of the field to get tackles and one game this year I was getting triple-teamed. But if I'm getting that much attention it frees up my teammates to make plays and I have faith in the no matter what."
The plan is for Neal and his family to travel to Baton Rouge early Saturday morning and stay through Monday, giving him a chance to take the full LSU experience.
"I'm looking forward to a great time," Neal said. "I can't wait to see all the LSU fans and get a chance to talk with the coaches and players."
Neal said he's been impressed with what he's seen from the Tigers on the field this season, especially defensively.
"I love what I've seen this year," he said. "They fight through adversity but that's what you have to do to be a good team. They show heart and they know what it takes to win."