Ht: 6-1 Wt: 185 40: 4.37
Position: S, RB
Projected as: S, RB
High School: Lakewood HS
Rated 6th best prospect in SC and 2nd RB (to Mike Davis who we have offered) by Insiders
"I have great speed and vision. I make things happen. I've run under a 4.4 before. I don't do much juking, I just get it and go. I want to get better at catching in the backfield and improve my hands. I want to improve my agility and footwork. I prefer RB because you get more action at RB. You're always doing something."
BPs 250/SQs 350/VJ 33
JR Stats: 169 rushes/937 yds/9 TDs; 34 tackles/2 FC/1 FR/1 pick.
2.5/Apr 3 ACT
Audibles: "He just doesn't hit the hole, he explodes through the hole. He could be one of the top five players in South Carolina for 2005 and could see the field at five different positions." -Lakewood coach Greg Crolley
June 03, 2004
Neal's Offer List Reaches 11
By Phil Kornblut
Lakewood RB J.C. Neal (6-1 181) has received offers from Virginia Tech and South Carolina State pushing his overall total to 11. Neal also has offers from Maryland, Duke, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, USC, Clemson, Florida State, NC State and Ohio State. Other schools showing interest include Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Florida, Marshall, Wake Forest, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Penn State.
Most schools seem to be recruiting him as a RB but some like him as a S- another versatile athlete.
I watched his premium video - he looks good- he runs between tackles and takes it outside with speed- very good at breaking tackles and is elusive- he seems to run with a forward lean (running downhill)- just takes the ball and runs (no messing around)