Suspended from the team for violating team rules, Texas wide receiver DeAndre McNeal says he plans to transfer and reboot his career somewhere else.
In a phone conversation Friday with the American-Statesman, McNeal, who has been away from the team for all of fall camp, would not say if he had been dismissed.
As for a potential landing spot, McNeal said he’s open to “any program willing to invest in me.” He said he would consider UCLA and Texas A&M, which both cracked his final three schools before the Mesquite Poteet product joined teammate Malik Jefferson and committed to Texas in December 2014.
Horns247 was the first to report on McNeal’s transfer.
McNeal, a sophomore who still has a redshirt season available to him, wants to make a decision soon. Texas has restricted his transfer to another Big 12 school.
“I don’t have a lot of time to be going left and right, right and left, up and down,” McNeal said. “I have to hurry up and make a decision before school starts.”
McNeal, who leaves Texas with zero receptions and one career rushing attempt, said he’ll look back fondly on his time in Austin.
“I met multiple wonderful people at the University of Texas and the city of Austin,” he said. “I think nothing but highly for the people there. That whole school and the city has my blessing 100 percent.”
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