Virginia Tech’s latest verbal commitment comes from New Town High School in Owings Mills, Maryland. According to New Town head coach Rich Stichel, all-state wide receiver Douglas McNeil , a 6-4, 190-pound prospect who camped at Tech last summer, committed to the Hokies today during a meeting with recruiting coach Tony Ball.
“Doug gave a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech yesterday,” said Stichel. “He has also cancelled his official visit with Virginia.”
As a senior in 2005, McNeil caught 31 passes for 681 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had a punt return for a score. For his performance, he earned first-team small school all-state honors at the wide receiver position.
McNeil chose Virginia Tech over offers from UVa and JMU. He impressed the Tech coaches during summer camp last year and, after receiving an offer from the coaches, had listed Tech as his favorite for quite some time. He made an official visit to Virginia Tech on the weekend of December 9th and had a great time.
A good athlete, McNeil, who was recruited by Tech as a wide receiver, was timed at 4.65 in the 40-yard dash during Tech’s camp. He also plays basketball and competes in the 200 meters and long jump events in track and field.
Stay tuned to TSL for comments from McNeil and for further comments from his coach on the decision.