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Josh McNeil is latest UA All-American

5/9/2012

Last year Josh McNeil was just a basketball player. Now, he's officially one of the top football prospects in the nation as evident by his selection to the Under Armour All-America Game on Tuesday.

“It's a dream come true,” said the tight end from Durham (N.C.) Hillside. “I'm the first person from my high school to be selected to the Under Armour All-America Game.”

McNeil decided to try his hand at football last summer when he realized scholarship offers weren't coming his way in basketball. Good move, considering he now has offers from many of the nation's top programs. McNeil will cut his list of schools down to seven on Friday and in a bit of a preview said that Florida, Georgia and Alabama will definitely be on the list.

The athletic, 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end, who will also take part of The Opening camp in July, says it has been a wild ride.

“It just came so quick,” McNeil said. “Everything is happening so fast.”

McNeil said he remembers watching the telecast of the Under Armour All-America Game in January and imagined being coached by the likes of former NFL players such as Keyshawn Johnson, Deion Sanders and Herm Edwards.

“It's amazing to watch,” he said.