With only one defensive end committed for the recruiting class of 2006, the Seminoles desperately need one more. They got their wish over the weekend when Kevin McNeil, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound DE from Kingsland, Georgia gave the 'Noles a verbal commitment during his official visit.
"Yea, I committed," McNeil told Warchant.com. "It was comfortable, it felt like home. It's where my family is at and it's basically where my heart is so I decided to come."
McNeil, who grew up a Seminole fan, was hosted by freshman defensive end Everette Brown and the two really hit it off.
"Man, Everette is cool," he said.
Prior to his visit, the Camden County standout was also strongly considering Louisville and Georgia but the visit to Tallahassee with his mother and uncle was too much to pass up.
"Basically, I was going to give some other schools a look but Florida State is closer to home, it felt like home, my family is here so that's enough for me," McNeil said. "I always wanted to play here since they were my favorite team growing up."
Right now, the athletic defensive end still has a visit scheduled to Georgia next weekend but says he will "most likely not" make that trip.
As a senior, the Kingsland Co. native recorded 7 sacks and 80+ tackles for a Camden County team that went undefeated throughout the regular season.
McNeil was recruited by FSU defensive end's coach Jody Allen.