Where is David Neill ?


Made just one appearance on the year at Nevada.

Redshirt season ... scout team member.

Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas ... a three-star prospect according to, he could play any of the positions along the defensive front at the next level ... listed as the No. 6 defensive end and the No. 53 overall player on the Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100 ... rated a three-star player by and ranked as the No. 79 defensive end in the nation ... voted first-team all-district 6-5A and second-team All-Area by the Morning News after a standout senior season that saw him total 81 tackles (53 solo), including nine for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass break-ups ... a member of SuperPrep Magazine's `Texas 102' for 2007 ... an All-Region selection by Velocity/PrepStar Magazine ... also a gifted athlete, he recorded a vertical leap of 35", the best mark among the 31 defensive ends in attendance at last April's College Station Nike Camp ... attended Texas Tech summer camp prior to his senior year ... chose Tech over Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU and Tulsa


Okay, here is a guy I have been wondering about for two weeks...well, we have been talking about DE's and 3-4 and where are we going to find bodies for the coming year's defense.

David Neill is on the roster and is a big man, about 6-5 and 280ish.  He is going into his RS Junior year, so he has been around.  He arrived early his freshman season and redshirted playing the scout team...I think as a DT.  His peers were:  DE's, Sam Fehoko, Daniel Howard, Brandon Sharpe, Tyrone Sonier, and DT's Coby Whitlock and Bobby Agoucha.  Perhaps he was not coming along fast enough, but we started thinking more about some other guys and McNeill moved over to offense.  I think he spent a year there.  To be considered for that, he has to be pretty athletic.

At the beginning of last season, I read that he moved back to defense...well we were really looking for DT/DE's at the beginning of this season...and David still has not surfaced.

Anyone know anything about him ?

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