College Park, Ga.--DeMarco McNeal
is a talented defensive back and receiver from Banneker High School who camped at Auburn
last week and stayed over to spend more time hanging out with the Auburn coaches and his teammate, Tiger verbal commitment Shaun Kitchens
McNeal and his Banneker teams competed in Auburn's second seven-on-seven team passing camp and finished third in the event. "It was a good camp," he says. "We made a commitment we were going to stick out because we didn't have a lot of depth and it was real hot out there. I think it helped us out a lot as a team."
McNeal says he was offered a scholarship last year by Auburn's former coaching staff and says he hopes Gene Chizik's staff will do the same thing. "I had one from Auburn, but they have to do it again," he says. "I should get one from Auburn. I have offers from South Carolina and West Virginia.
"I played real good football in the camp I believe and so did my brother Demetruce McNeal and Jerel Mumphord, another one of my teammates."
McNeal says that Banneker has lots of talent this year and should win a lot of football games. "I am so excited about my senior year," he says. "If we don't win state, I won't know what happened."
McNeal, who is 6-1, 175, is also a good point guard in basketball. "I play point guard and I led our region in assists," he says. "Tres Houston got the most outstanding player award for our team and I got MVP."
Houston, who is the starting quarterback for Banneker, was also impressive at the Auburn camp and is being recruited by the Tigers, too. Houston is also a Division I prospect in basketball and would be in baseball, too, if he decides to start playing that sport again.
McNeal says that Auburn wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor is recruiting him and the other prospects from Banneker. "I have talked to Coach Troop many times and I have met with Coach Malzahn (offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn) many times. I think they are very interested in me."
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A talented two-way performer from College Park, Ga., discusses his interest in Gene Chizik's Auburn Tigers.