Cincinnati Enquirer recruiting expert Mike Dyer reported Friday that three Lakota West football players are attracting recent interest from colleges.
Lakota West head coach Larry Cox told Dyer that senior linebacker Mike Kelly is receiving interest from Miami and Ball State. The coach also said that senior offensive tackle Kyle Meadows is receiving interest from Ohio State and junior quarterback Tyler Jones is receiving interest from Cincinnati and Mid-American Conference schools.
Kelly, who was fourth on the team in tackles for loss in 2011, is the brother of Lakota West graduate and University of Alabama offensive lineman Ryan Kelly. He has also received interest from Akron, Northern Illinois and Ivy League programs that include Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell.
In 2011, Kelly was sixth on the team with 38 total tackles. He also had 10 tackles for loss and an interception.
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Meanwhile, Meadows already has offers from Louisville, Ohio, Youngstown State, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Akron, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, West Virginia, Northern Illinois, Florida State, Purdue, Kansas, North Carolina State and Kentucky.
Cox told Dyer that Meadows is taking his time with the process and could take three finalists into the season and make his official visits. Cox said Ohio State is still “extremely interested in him.”
Also, according to Cox, UC is showing interest in Jones, who began last season as Firebirds’ starting quarterback. Eventually, fellow sophomore Malik Grove earned more playing time at QB and started the last three games.
Statistically, Jones completed 51-of-122 passes for 772 yards. He also threw for nine touchdowns and ran for three more.