Josh McNeil will announce soon

Josh McNeil is just days away from announcing his college decision.

The 6-foot-5, 226-pound tight end from Durham (N.C.) Hillside told ESPN he will announce his commitment sometime during The Opening events in Portland, Ore., from July 3 to 7.

McNeil, ranked No. 121 in the ESPN 150, said he was down to Alabama and Georgia for the same reasons -- early playing time and the chance to win at a high level.

The former basketball player admitted he sometimes misses hoops. Yet it's hard to second-guess the move after he picked up dozens of scholarship offers after only one season playing football.

"I made the right decision," he said via text message.