Durron Neal becomes OU's top recruiter

SAN ANTONIO -- Oklahoma commit Durron Neal (St. Louis, Mo./DeSmet) is one of the athletes not worried about making a commitment announcement during Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Throughout the week, the four-star receiver has focused on the uncommitted players, serving as an unofficial recruiter for OU.

On Tuesday, Neal said he’s targeted three players -– five-star receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, Mo./Hillcrest), four-star offensive tackle Zach Banner (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes) and four-star cornerback Brandon Beaver (Compton, Calif./Dominguez) -– in his quest to earn his recruiting stripes.

“Those are the three I’ve really been working on because they all have OU high,” Neal said. “Every time they have a conversation, I try to throw OU in there. I’m just trying to help out the program and get us more athletes.

Neal, who committed to the Sooners in June, said playing the recruiter role has been much less hectic and less stressful. He will suit up for the West roster on Saturday at the Alamodome.

“It’s very relaxing because you don’t have to worry about everyone asking where you’re going,” Neal said. “You’re comfortable, and you just go out, enjoy the time and have fun playing with all the best athletes around the world.”