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Texas WR transfer DeAndre McNeal to decide between Central Florida, Miami, and Utah

After deciding to leave the 'Horns, the former consensus four-star prospect is looking to quickly find a new home.

DeAndre McNeal
DeAndre McNeal

By the end of this week, former Texas Longhorns wide receiver DeAndre McNeal hopes to decide between the Central Florida Knights, the Miami Hurricanes, and the Utah Utes, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

McNeal was suspended indefinitely by Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong at the beginning of fall camp and reportedly sent home to Mesquite, leaving his burnt orange future in serious jeopardy. And, in fact, it didn't take him long to make a choice about his future, as the news broke last Friday that McNeal would continue his football career elsewhere.

A 6'2, 234-pounder from Mesquite, McNeal was a teammate of rising sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson and committed to Texas on the same day. By the end of the process, McNeal was a consensus four-star prospect in the 2015 class and was ranked as the No. 20 athlete nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite.

After gaining a significant amount of weight upon his arrival, he was briefly moved from wide receiver to tight end during fall camp, but ended up back at wide receiver before appearing in 10 games on offense and special teams.

Against Oklahoma State, McNeal received one carry that went for nine yards. He also made a special teams tackle against Kansas State, but did not record a catch.

In the Orange and White game this spring, McNeal was targeted several times, but was unable to come up with any catches, as he was unable to control multiple passes that hit his hands.