Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Davonte Neal no-show at school
Davonte Neal, the last unsigned member of the ESPNU 150 (No. 8 overall), failed to show at his former elementary school, Kyrene de la Esperanza, on Tuesday where he was expected to make his college decision between in-state Arizona, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Arkansas.
The 600 elementary school students who gathered to hear Davonte Neal's college announcement were left in the dark by the recruit.
After waiting approximately 30 minutes, the assembly ended and the 600 elementary school children who gathered to hear Neal's announcement were sent back to class and the rest of the crowd dispersed.
It is unknown when Neal will make his decision. He is the top-rated athlete in the nation, meaning he can play multiple positions at the college level. In Neal's case, he could play as a cornerback or wide receiver, as well as a return specialist.
At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Neal played receiver in the Under Armour All-America Game, though he was picked for the event as a defensive back. As a senior, the two-time Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year scored 30 touchdowns on offense, added three on special teams and starred in the secondary with 12 pass breakups. He finished as the No. 8 overall prospect nationally.
He extended his recruiting by taking a visit to Arizona after signing day and also made trips to Arkansas, Ohio State, Notre Dame and North Carolina.