January 30, 2007

McNeil thrives despite early tragedy

At every game. For every official visit. For every phone call and coaches' in-home visit, Clifton McNeil has been there.

And on Tuesday morning when Mobile (Ala.) Davidson safety Michael McNeil was preparing to step up to the podium to announce his college choice, his grandfather was there again, right beside him for support and strength.

While Tuesday was a special day for a lot of people that have followed McNeil's development and recruitment, nobody was more proud of Michael's commitment to Auburn than Clifton.

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