July 20, 2011

2013 O-lineman high on the Bucks

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The state of Ohio will once again be loaded with offensive linemen in the class of 2013. One of the top prospects along the line is West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West offensive tackle Kyle Meadows. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound prospect started at left tackle as a sophomore and is starting to see his recruitment gain a lot of momentum. Early on, three schools are standing out to the athletic left tackle.

"I'm interested in Ohio State and Alabama, and I'm working on talking to Florida," said Meadows.

The three schools have seen their fair share of success over the years and Meadows took the time to talk about what he liked for each program.

On Ohio State - "The coaches are really great. The new coach that took over for Jim Tressel (Luke Fickell) is really nice and really cool and coach (John) Peterson is also. The two camps that I've went to at Ohio State, they really taught me something."

On Alabama - "Their coaching staff can definitely develop players and they can help you out with your technique."

On Florida - "I've never been to Florida but I'm planning to go next summer and I'm trying to gain contact (with the coaching staff) so I can get down there. I watched them on TV with Tim Tebow and their athletic program seems really interesting and I want to go to their camp."

Meadows has a basketball background and brings that type of athleticism and footwork to the football field which is a big part of the reason he's starting to generate so much interest.

"Basketball definitely helps with my conditioning," he said. "That basketball fitness really helps me out in football."

Meadows has yet to even scratch the surface of his potential as a future offensive tackle and he's been working hard over the summer to continue towards reaching his potential.

"I've been working on getting bigger in my upper body," Meadows explained. "My head coach has recommended that to me and I'm working on my footwork a little bit and just being more aggressive."

Lakota West opens up once again in the Crosstown Showdown and Meadows and company aren't going to settle for another 3-7 season.

"Just to be a lot better than last season," he said. "Our seniors aren't just trying to rush through their last season just to get it done. So we need to key on winning games and making the playoffs unlike last season which was a horrible season. 3-7 was not satisfying at all."


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