For years, Clemson recruiting fans have complained about the lack of a true weapon on the outside…
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Clemson fans seem quick to forget that while they will wait for the announcement of one of the top receivers in the nation on Wednesday, another four-star wide out has already pledged his verbal commitment to the Tigers' coaching staff.
Four-star receiver Bryce McNeal, one of the crown jewels of Clemson's 2009 recruiting class, already has his plans in place to sign with the Tigers Wednesday at a press conference.
"I am going to have a press conference at the school at 10:45 with my family," he told CUTigers in a recent interview. "I will be the only one signing from my school. We will have some of the local news stations there."
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and wide receivers coach Jeff Scott came by a week ago.
"That was great," he said. "First they came by the school and had lunch. Then they went home and met with my mom and dad. I joined them shortly after school. My parents really like them a lot."
The U.S. Army All American was instrumental in getting good friend and fellow All American Tajh Boyd to commit to the Tigers last Tuesday.
What was his reaction to his commitment to the Tigers?
"Oh man, it was wonderful. I talked to him shortly after he announced. We had been talking before, but now we talk a lot more. We talked about how it is going to be the reverse of Roethlisberger to Holmes.
"Instead of being No. 7 to No. 10, it will be No. 10 to No. 7 since he will wear No. 10 and I will be No. 7. We are pretty close. I have known him for about two and a half years."
Not surprisingly, McNeal has now turned his attention to two other US Army All Americans.
"I have been keeping in touch with Bryce Brown and Kendall Kelly. I got to know Kendall at the All American game. I think we have a good shot at getting Bryce and Kendall to be honest," he said.
The weather in the Midwest makes workouts a little different for the Minnesota standout.
"I am actually doing lifting, running and ball handling drills. It is freezing outside so word gets around pretty quickly when the Metrodome is open or some other place. Everyone goes over there to play when it is available. I have played there a lot," said McNeal.
And last but not least, McNeal spoke about how it will feel to finally sign his Letter of Intent on Wednesday.
"It is a blessing and an honor. I am just happy everything went the way I wanted it to. I found a school where I will be happy. I will be able to make things happen at Clemson.
"I see a lot of folks that have to go to JUCO. I am glad I stayed on top of my work. I knew I had to stay on top of things. I can't wait to get to Clemson," he added.
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