The fastest rising receiver prospect in the entire nation is Oakland Skyline star Kenny O’Neal. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound O’Neal might be ranked as a three-star prospect at this time by Rivals.com, but you can expect an even higher ranking later this week when the national player rankings are updated.
That’s because O’Neal is a beast.
“He’s good enough to be the best receiver in the nation,” one college coach said this past week about O’Neal.
For example of his greatness, look at what O’Neal did this past week. He had four receptions for more than 100 yards.
“I feel like I’m just getting better and better each week,” he said. “That’s all that matters to me. I want to get better and try to work hard to take my game to the next level.”
O’Neal said he’s finally feeling like home with his Skyline teammates in Oakland. He was a transfer from Savannah (Ga.) Benedictine Military School, and he was the Georgia State 5A champ in the 100 meters as a sophomore and has a personal best of 10.4 seconds in the 100 meters. His father Kenny O'Neal Sr. was then a tight end with the New Orleans Saints.
It’s those things that have brought scholarship offers out of the woodwork. Early on only teams like Georgia and Florida knew about him, but now he’s a national sensation.
“I have offers from Florida, Oregon, Georgia, USC and some others,” he said. “I’m going to visit Florida on January 16, and I have Oregon set for December 12.”
But the list of offers and visits is sure to grow.
“Texas just saw my film last week and they’re going to send me the offer this week,” he said. “Florida State is getting my tape this week. I’ll visit those guys, plus I’ll visit Georgia, too.”
He also mentions USC, but it’s unclear whether or not he’ll visit the Trojans.