After months of rumors, questions and leanings, it's over. Lufkin, Texas, quarterback Reggie McNeal is an Aggie.
A Texas A&M Aggie that is.
McNeal made the decision today after visiting with Aggie coaches while on an unofficial visit to Texas A&M’s College Station campus. McNeal has already returned to Lufkin from College Station but is currently unavailable for comment.
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“He did it today,” Demetria McNeal, his sister, explained. “It’s been on the news on TV here in Lufkin.”
McNeal, one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation, picked A&M over Arkansas, Florida State, Oklahoma, LSU and countless, countless other teams.
This is the sixth known commitment for the Aggies, and the first from a Rivals100 member.
McNeal has been a player that fans all over the nation have coveted, but recently it only seemed like a matter of time before he officially became and A&M pledge. He had listed the Aggies as his top team for the past two months over apparent runner-up Arkansas.
The right-handed McNeal is one of 42 seniors on the Lufkin High School football team that will likely be the state’s No. 1-ranked team in class 5A, the state’s largest classification.
"That McNeal is something special," said coach John Lowery of nearby Crockett High School. "We have a couple of really good players, but they don't have that extra gear he has."
Extra gear is right. McNeal clocked in earlier this summer at A&M with a 4.32 40-yard dash time and won the camp's fastest man competition in the 178-to-200 pound weight class.