Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State.
One might think this is three-quarters of last year’s College Football Playoff that I was naming, however, these are the potential destinations for Cypress Springs safety Leon O’Neal. O’Neal, who has 26 offers to his name, is regarded as one of the top prospects in not only his position, but in the whole nation. A four-star recruit with size standing at 6-1, strength that stands out in his position, and also speed and intelligence on the field, it’s no wonder this rising senior is coveted by a host of blue-blood programs. He recorded 2 interceptions last season, along with 2 forced fumbles, and 86 tackles, highlighting his ability to stop the run in the open field.
In addition to the aforementioned schools looking to nailed down O’Neal’s signature, one Texas school is making their push for the Cy-Springs standout in that of Texas A&M. After taking an unofficial visit for the first day of spring practice, according to an article in VIP, O’Neal was “impressed” on what College Station had to offer and cited that the team atmosphere “felt like family.” It is still early to tell, considering O’Neal said he would be weighing all the options, but odds makers will say that when his time is done at Cypress Springs, it is likely that he will be plying his trade at Kyle Field on Saturdays.
In addition to the imminent offers, O’Neal was showcased at the recent regional “The Opening” event and is set to be invited to the National Competition. This springboard will pit this already national spotlighted prospect amongst the best of the best, meaning his stock will be subject to rise if he is to put in the performance he expects.
Time will tell where this recruit will land, but with the options that O’Neal possesses, fans of this young man should have no problem knowing this is not the last they will see of him. The only issue now is what jersey they will have to wear to support him next season.
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