Four-Star WR Impressed by Clemson

Four-Star WR Impressed by Clemson

Four-star wide receiver Bryce McNeal talks about his official visit to Clemson this weekend. Do the Tigers have a chance to gain a verbal commitment from this talented wide receiver from Minnesota?

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Four-star wide out Bryce McNeal, Scout.com's No. 27 wide receiver in the nation, left his official visit to Clemson earlier today with something to think about.

After taking his fifth and final visit of the recruiting process, he is now set to make a decision on Jan. 3.

McNeal, who was hosted by Clemson wide receiver Jacoby Ford, enjoyed the first half of Clemson's 90-63 win over S.C. State Saturday on the hardwood and also took in Saturday's bowl practice as the Tigers continue to prepare for the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl against Nebraska.

CUTigers.com caught up with him after his visit to get the latest:

Can you talk about your official visit and what you did during your time on campus?
McNeal: It went really well. I liked the people. The city, Vickery Hall, and just the teammates in general. I saw lots of people I know can get along with.

Who came with you on your trip?
McNeal: My mother. My father and my aunt. They really liked it too.

What were some of the highlights?
McNeal: Probably talking coaches. Coach [Jeff] Scott, Coach Swinney ... pretty much all of them.

Four-star wide receiver Bryce McNeal, seen here at Saturday's Clemson-S.C. State basketball game, will make his announcement on Jan. 3 between Clemson, Oklahoma, Oregon, Minnesota and Colorado.
How would you rate the visit on a scale of one to 10?
McNeal: It went well, I really don't know what else to say beyond that.

How did your conversations go with the coaching staff?
McNeal: It went well. I told them I am making my decision on Jan. 3 at the U.S. Army All-American game.

Did you hear about any verbal commitments this weekend?
McNeal: No. I went first [meeting with the coaches] so I'm not sure if the other guys did or not.

Did you commit during the visit?
McNeal: No, I did not.

When do you plan to make your decision?
McNeal: On Jan. 3. I really don't have a leader right now so we'll see.

Did the visit help Clemson's chances of signing you?
McNeal: Yeah. I like Coach Swinney. He started recruiting me my junior year. We had good relationship before he took the job. Me and coach Scott really hit it off as well.

Smith, who is being recruited to Clemson by wide receivers coach Jeff Scott, has also visited Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon and Minnesota officially.

Scott is expected to make an in-home visit McNeal on Thursday and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, who has been central in McNeal's recruitment from early on, will also visit McNeal later on.

Clemson is expecting to sign at least two wide receivers in the 2009 recruiting class.

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