After nabbing (Ohio) Wayne two-way lineman Lovell Peterson last night, the second commitment of a huge recruiting weekend has been made, as Ohio offensive lineman Kyle Meadows has reportedly committed to UK. Meadows is a highly-touted 3-star recruit who held offers from Florida State, West Virginia, and Michigan State among others. He’s expected to play offensive tackle in college.
Here is his ESPN Scouting Report
Meadows’ excellent reach, strong hands and playing strength enable him to control defenders once contact is made. Has the size and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition. His frame looks very capable of supporting additional body mass over time. We see a prospect with swing tackle potential. Playing out of a three point stance his flexibility, agility and balance allows him to play on his feet in space; demonstrates very good tight box agility, showing he can adjust his feet to handle quick change of direction movement. Is further advanced in pass protection than as a run blocker; flashes good explosion and playing strength; shows the ability to come off the ball and roll his hips with a solid base however we need to see more pop and surge coming off the ball; displays the athleticism needed to establish an immediate advantage when drive blocking. This lineman can reach and gain leverage on offset defenders; has the ability to consistently get a hat on active 1st and 2nd level defenders. His long arms, quick hands and nimble feet should be assets in pass protection; can short set and control rushers at the line with his punch, location and extension; demonstrates good bend and slide, showing excellent side to side movement; can set to the edge without crossing his feet, while also displaying the athleticism needed to recover and get out of trouble in space. This guy is a tough, nasty finisher. Meadows does not appear to be an immediate starter at the BCS level of play; providing depth early on while adding bulk to his frame is a distinct possibility.