Stepfather instilled work ethic in Neal

OU receiver commit, forced to play football as a youth, now sees benefits of hard work

Updated: January 26, 2012, 1:12 AM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation
Sooner fans owe Keith Little a "Thank You" card.

Early in his life, Durron Neal (St.Louis/DeSmet) had no desire to play football. Worse yet, Neal, one of the top commitments in Oklahoma's recruiting class of 2012, had tried the sport at age 8 but quit after a day.