Latrell Neville has now made the first major move in his recruitment.
On Wednesday afternoon, the highly-touted 2021 Missouri City Willowridge wide receiver took to Twitter to announce his top 10, and the Texas Longhorns unsurprisingly survived the cut. Neville also names Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech as his top options.
With 37 offers in hand, Neville’s list cut left 27 programs on the outside of his recruitment looking in, including Texas A&M, Florida, Oregon, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma State.
The four-star talent has visited Texas several times this offseason, with his most recent trip coming on June 20. Unsurprisingly, Texas has a familiar pitch as to how they’d like to utilize his 6’3, 195-pound frame in their offense, and like other top prospects across the 2020 and 2021 class, Neville has taken notice of how the Longhorns used the team’s big receivers last season.
“I’m just seeing what they did with Lil’Jordan Humphrey, and as well with and they had a Collin Johnson amazing season,” Neville told BON’s Joe Hamilton. “That’s something I think I’d like to be a part of. They also have a lot of young guys as well that can play at the receiver position, too. So it’s a lot of good things going on with them.”
Neville is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 127 player, No. 23 wide receiver, and as the No. 20 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.
Thus far, Crystal Ball picks have been placed in favor of Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M, which, as noted, missed the cut.
Neville has a commitment date scheduled for Sept. 15, 2020.