Updated Jan. 21, 2012
The Post-Dispatch All-Metro offensive player of the year, Neal
was a playmaker all over the field.
He played wide receiver, running back, quarterback, free safety
and cornerback, and he also returned kicks and punts. He caught 35
passes for 825 yards, an average of 23.6 yards per catch, and 15
touchdowns. He ran 78 times for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns. He
passed for 105 yards and two scores. When you factor in two
touchdowns on returns, Neal accounted for 30 scores for De Smet,
which went 9-3 and advanced to the Class 5 quarterfinals.
Neal committed to the Sooners in June after also considering
Oregon, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas and Michigan from the more than
two dozen Division I schools that extended scholarship offers.
Accounted for 1,914 total yards (1,001 rushing, 506 passing, 407
receiving) and 31 touchdowns as a junior while playing several
positions, including QB. He scored five TDs on returns.