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Davonte’ Neal’s college decision two weeks away

Davonte' Neal

Davonte' Neal of Scottsdale Chaparral is the top unsigned player in the country, according to ESPNU. Photo by David Wallace/The Arizona Republic

UPDATE: The 247Sports network has reported that Neal has eliminated Oklahoma and Ohio State from consideration, making the Arizona Wildcats one of four finalists.

Arizona will have to wait two more weeks to find out about a big piece of unfinished recruiting business.

Wide receiver/defensive back Davonte’ Neal will announce his college choice on Feb. 21, his father, Luke, told Dick Obert of the Arizona Republic.

Neal, a two-time Gatorade state Player of the Year and ranked as high as the eighth-best player in the nation (according to ESPNU), has taken official visits to Notre Dame, Ohio State, Arkansas and North Carolina.

Neal is still considering visits (official or unofficial) to Oklahoma and Arizona.

Neal would be the centerpiece of coach Rich Rodriguez’s first recruiting class, which is ranked 44th from Rivals.com, 46th from Scout.com and 50th from 247Sports.

The Wildcats signed two of Neal’s teammates from Scottsdale Chaparral — defensive end Dylan Cozens and linebacker Cody Ippolito — and will have at least one more walk-on.

Here is the story from The Republic, our Gannett partner:

Scottsdale Chaparral WR/DB Davonte’ Neal will announce which college he will be attending on Feb. 21 at his Ahwatukee elementary school, Esperanza, his father Luke said today.

Luke Neal said he and his son hope to have the colleges down to three tonight. They will also discuss Arizona and Oklahoma some more.

Neal, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, a PARADE All-American, is nominated for the Ed Doherty Award, which will be handed out during a luncheon on Friday to the state’s best football player.

Scottsdale Saguaro RB D.J. Foster, who signed with Arizona State, also is nominated for the prestigous award.

Luke said he may drive his son to UA on Saturday for an unofficial visit.

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