- Kipp Adams, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Johnny O'Neal (Dublin, Ga./West Laurens) -- like Reuben Foster (LaGrange, Ga./Troup) -- was one of the first prospects to emerge in the 2013 class. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker's freshman highlights garnered much praise and resulted in several BCS offers, including one from the Georgia Bulldogs. But even with a promising start to his high school career, O'Neal has come a long way in his development in the last year, and he was recently in Athens to see where he ranked on the Bulldogs' board.
According to how O'Neal was treated, he might be pretty high on the list.
"I liked the way the Georgia coaches treated me during my visit." he said. "They made me feel like they wanted me there and it might be my second home after high school, but I am not sure just yet. I like Athens, and one thing I like about Coach [Mark] Richt is that he is a really religious guy"
Class of 2013 ILB Johnny O'Neal is garnering props much like those directed at fellow in-state phenom Reuben Foster. His high school coach is proud of O'Neal's leadership and selflessness as his exposure bolsters teammates to raise their level of play.