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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Schools come calling for TE Josh McNeil

By Dave Hooker

Despite an academic issue that caused him to part ways with Alabama, Josh McNeil is still a wanted man.

McNeil told ESPN that he met with coaches from Florida, LSU, Clemson, Miami and Auburn shortly after the Under Armour All-America Game on Friday. Obviously there's still interest in the ESPN 150 tight end from Durham (N.C.) Milford Academy.

McNeil was committed to the Crimson Tide since July but the two parties split because of a concern over a ninth-grade academic issue arose. McNeil has expressed strong interest in LSU but will need to clear up any academic concerns before he can commit. McNeil feels confident that will happen.

"Very certain," he said when asked how sure he was he could remedy the issue.

McNeil said he has no finalists and no official visits planned. While LSU seems to be in the lead, there's reason to believe that any school could jump into the mix for the No. 131 prospect in the country.