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Arizona Wildcats football: Chaparral's Neal sets decision date

2012-02-06T12:42:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: Chaparral's Neal sets decision date Arizona Daily Star

Scottsdale Chaparral High School star Davonte Neal will visit the Arizona Wildcats this weekend, but won't pick a college for another two weeks.

Neal will make his decision during a Feb. 21 news conference at Kyrene Esperanza Elementary School, Scout.com analyst Greg Biggins reported.

Neal, the state's best player and the nation's top undecided football recruit, is weighing offers from at least 20 schools. He has already taken official recruiting trips to Notre Dame, Ohio State, North Carolina and Arkansas. Neal will visit Arizona starting Friday and then return home to Phoenix to make his decision.

He should feel at home in Tucson: Neal's former high school coach, Charlie Ragle, is the Wildcats' new liaison to in-state high schools. Arizona signed two of Neal's high school teammates, Cody Ippolito and Dylan Cozens, to national letters of intent on Wednesday.

Scout.com lists Neal as a four-star recruit and the nation's fifth-best cornerback recruit, though he also projects as a wide receiver/kick returner at the next level. Neal averaged 9.3 yards per carry on the ground, caught 37 passes for 907 yards and scored 29 touchdowns as a senior at Chaparral.

 

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