Fans are ecstatic that Neal chose SU over Wake Forest and think he can make a major impact when he arrives on the Hill. Neal agrees.
“Hopefully I can change games for Syracuse football. That’s my type of game; I’m a game changer. I like to keep the crowd moving and stuff like that and make big plays. I’m very excited to play in front of those ‘Cuse fans.”
The running back says he felt the most comfortable at Syracuse out of any of the other schools he visited. This played a major role in his commitment.
“Just taking a visit up there twice, I went up there when they played Florida State and I went on a visit about two or three weeks ago, spending a night up there with the players and the coaches, I just felt a great vibe and I had a great time.”
Most fans know about Neal’s ability (he rushed for over 2,000 yards as a junior at Forestview high school in North Carolina); what they might not know is that he has an incredibly strong work ethic.
“I just want to get in and learn the playbook. I want to get in and earn a starting sport early before other people come in. I just want to get the ball rolling early, that’s what I’ve wanted to do since my freshman year, I’ve wanted to graduate early, come in and make an impact and get going with the guys, get the chemistry going on early so I want to graduate in January. Hopefully that goes to plan and I’ll be there up in Syracuse in January.”
Listen to the complete Neal interview here. He also discusses his commitment ceremony at Forestview, playing collegiately with Washington, SU’s hybrid position and much more.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette