Prior to Owens: Recker was named First Team All-Putnam County League (PCL) as a senior and Second Team All-PCL as a sophomore and junior. Additionally, he was a First Team All-Northwest District selection and a state qualifier. He was coached by Ken Schnipke.
As a senior, Recker was an Academic All-Ohio selection.
Personal: Neil is the son of Greg and Amy Recker. He has two brothers, Griffin and Josh.