Arizona football: DaVonte' Neal reacts to NCAA denying him eligibility

DaVonte' Neal is moving on from the NCAA's decision to deny him eligibility for 2013. - Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

If DaVonte' is upset about not being able to play this year, there's no way he'll let you know that

Earlier this week, Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez announced that Notre Dame Fighting Irish transfer DaVonte' Neal had his second appeal rejected by the NCAA for a hardship waiver.

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."

He's definitely not looking forward to 2014 just yet though.  Arizona may have the best scout team in the country this year with Neal, Cayleb Jones and Connor Brewer.

"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.

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