5 questions: Porter Ridge QB Lee McNeill


by CALEB TROOP / NewsChannel 36 Staff


Posted on August 14, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 17 at 11:39 AM

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. -- Porter Ridge senior quarterback Lee McNeill has high hopes entering his final season with the Pirates.  After a semifinal loss to finish the year at 13-2, the Pirates and McNeill hope they get to championship game this year.

1.  How is the recruiting process going?

McNeill:  The recruiting process has been going really well for me.  It has always been a dream of mine to play at the next level.  I have received a lot of interest from Coastal Carolina, Princeton, Campbell, Duke, Harvard, Furman, Wofford, and Elon.

2.  What game are you most looking forward to and why?

McNeill:  The game I am looking forward to the most is our final regular season game at Sun Valley.  They are our biggest rival and last year's game was for the conference championship. I am really excited to play at their place this year it will be a great environment.

3.  What is one thing people may not know about you?

McNeill:  One thing most people don't know about me is that I am scared of spiders.  I'm totally okay with snakes and other things but I don't mess with spiders.

4.  What would be an ideal senior season for you and Porter Ridge?

McNeill:  The ideal season for my teammates and I would be to go undefeated and win the state championship.  The only goal I have this year is to win every game.  That would be a great way to go out.

5.  If you have to switch places with one athlete for a day, who would it be and why?

McNeill:  If I could trade places with one athlete for a day it would be Tom Brady.  He is a great player and demands excellence out of his teammates.  I think it would be awesome to play for Bill Belichick and have the opportunity to throw to guys like Chad Ocho Cinco and Wes Welker.