February 27, 2007

McNeal is the real deal

Los Angeles (Calif.) Venice running back Curtis McNeal could have easily flown under the radar as a recruit, both figuratively and literally.

With names like Milton Knox, Ryan Bass and Darrell Scott monopolizing Internet and newspaper headlines, McNeal is a relatively unknown prospect despite running for more than 2,000 yards as a junior.

At 5-foot-8, 180-pounds, McNeal could've gone unnoticed by several schools because of his size. Of course, after last Thursday, all of that changed.

"Pete Carroll called my school and spoke to my head coach," said McNeal. "I got on the phone and he asked me if I wanted to be a Trojan. I told him yes."

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