You'd think that would make a big-play receiver like Neal upset. But if he is, he's not showing it.
"It is what it is," said Neal. "I want to thank my coaching staff and compliance staff for all they've done."
"No matter if I don't get to play on Saturdays, I still get to come out Monday through Friday and play football."
"I respect (the NCAA)'s decision, and just gotta move forward."
"I'm gonna finish this year and give my all this year and worry about next year when it comes."
This also gives Neal a chance to focus on some of his personal life too.
"I'm here for my daughter. My daughter was born in February. My family's in a good place, we're all in a good place."
"We wanted me to play this year, but we're not too disappointed because I get to go to school and I get to get my education. That's what's most important right now."
That should be all for DaVonte' Neal news this season. Looking forward to seeing him out there with Cayleb Jones and some of these promising freshmen in 2014.