Former New Mexico guard Cullen Neal, who averaged 12.3 points per game last season for the Lobos, is expected to visit Ohio State sometime in April, according to multiple reports. Both ESPN's Jeff Goodman and CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reported the news early Monday.
New Mexico transfer Cullen Neal will visit Ohio State the third week of April.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 28, 2016
New Mexico transfer Cullen Neal will visit Ohio State in mid-April, Craig Neal told @CBSSports. Also considering Ole Miss & Texas A&M.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 28, 2016
Neal announced his intentions to transfer from New Mexico two weeks ago. He's set to graduate in May and will be eligible to play immediately. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Listed as a 6-foot-5 inch guard, Neal was New Mexico's third-leading scorer in 2015-16. He also averaged 3.7 assists per game and shot 32.7 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Neal played in just three games in 2014-15 as he was granted a medical redshirt that season due to an ankle injury. As a true freshman, Neal averaged 7.1 points per game for the Lobos. He opted to move on with his two years of eligibility remaining upon graduation.
According to Rothstein, Neal is also considering Ole Miss and Texas A&M as transfer options.
Ohio State only currently has one available scholarship for the upcoming season. The Buckeyes recently offered 2016 prospect Andre Wesson and are also still highly interested in 2017 guard Markell Johnson, who could potentially reclassify to the 2016 class.