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New Mexico Basketball: Cullen Neal to Visit two SEC schools

Neal's life after the Lobos starts this weekend with a visit to Ole Miss.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

While many Lobos fans did not have an interest in Cullen Neal per Mark at the Lobo Lair there are more than 25 programs waiting in line to give the former Lobo a chance.

Neal who will visit Ole Miss this weekend has become a popular recruit since announcing his transfer two weeks ago. While many Lobo fans did not believe Cullen was a division one point guard there are some Power Five teams looking at him. Purdue, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, BYU, Utah have all requested permission from UNM to talk to Neal.

Georgia Tech asked for permission to talk to Cullen but now there's talk that Craig may be a candidate to coach his alma mater. It would be interesting to see if Craig Neal does leave the Lobos to coach the Yellow Jackets would his son follow him again?

Other non P5 schools like New Mexico State, Memphis, Butler, Wake Forest, Xavier, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Western Kentucky, Toledo, Miami, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Evansville, Florida and Hawaii have all asked for permission to speak with Neal.

Cullen and his mom arrived in Oxford Mississippi on Thursday per Rebel Grove Mississippi head Coach was one of the first coaches to answer Craig Neal when he asked some of his coaching contacts if they were in need of a transfer Kennedy asked if it was Cullen and told Craig "I want him".

Kennedy has a long history with Craig and has known Cullen since he was a kid. Because of the prior relationship with Kennedy and the fact that the Rebels lost their top two point guards Ole Miss could be an interesting landing spot for the 6"5 junior guard.

Cullen will take about three to four visits with his second being scheduled for April 8th when he will visit 2016 NCAA Sweet 16 team Texas A&M. When he arrives in College Station he will once again be joined by his mom because his dad does not want to influence his decision.

Cullen will leave UNM with a degree in communications and the ability to play right away. He will have two years left of eligibility and while he has the two visits scheduled don't expect him to make a decision any time soon as he will wait until the NIT and NCAA tournament are finished to see what kind of player and coach movement occurs after.