The early signs of interest are there from the potential five-star in-state wide receiver Latrel lNeville in the 2021 Texas football recruiting class.
The 2021 Texas football recruiting class is going to get more attention once National Signing Day ends the 2019 cycle. However, the 2021 Texas football recruiting class has to sit steady right now until National Signing Day arrives next month, on Feb. 6. Adding the first commit to that Texas football recruiting class isn’t the most important task for head coach Tom Herman anytime soon, but it would be nice for the fan base to see.
Only a handful of Division 1 programs even have a commit lined up for the 2021 recruiting cycle. The Texas Longhorns are not one of those programs with a commit for that cycle. However, one commit that the 2021 Texas football recruiting class has to be eager to close in on is the talented 6-foot-4 and 195 pound wide receiver Latrell Neville.
A native of Missouri City, TX, that’s about to head into his junior campaign with the Willowbridge High School football program, Neville is gaining a lot of hype early in his recruitment. For a 2021 high school prospect to already hold 20 offers is incredible and speaks to the known elite skill set that Neville brings.
The ceiling Neville has is something that he isn’t even close to yet. That could be a scary thing for whichever opponents he faces in a few years when he begins his collegiate career. His offer sheet includes blue bloods like the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas A&M Aggies, and the 2021 Texas football recruiting class.
Moreover, the interest from Big 12 programs in Neville is set to grow as time moves along. Texas and Oklahoma should stay at the forefront of his interests in the Big 12. But, the TCU Horned Frogs and Oklahoma State Cowboys are two suitors to watch that could creep into his recruitment moving forward.
In a recent interview with the Texas Longhorns SB Nation blog Burnt Orange Nation, Neville gave some insight into his intrigue with the 2021 Texas football recruiting class. Neville stated that “I’m just seeing what they did with Lil’Jordan Humphrey, and as well with Collin Johnson and they had an amazing season”. He looks to be excited about what Herman, offensive coordinator Tim Beck, and wide receiver coach Drew Mehringer are doing with the receiving corps lately.
According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, the Horns are fighting an uphill battle trying to pry Neville away from the likes of Ohio State and Texas A&M. The Aggies are the current favorite from the Crystal Ball Predictions to nab Neville, but it’s still too early to tell for sure. Rivals FutureFanCast gives the Sooners the early lead to land Neville.
A lot of the interest Neville keeps in the Horns depends on the haul on the offensive side of the ball in the next eight or 12 months. If Herman can bring in a good class at the skill positions and along the offensive line, Neville’s interest in coming to the Forty acres will stick around.
And, the on-field performance was indicated by Neville as something important that he noticed from Texas this past season. The return of Collin Johnson to highlight the Horns receiving corps in 2019 is something that should catch the eye of Neville throughout this coming season.