Mike Dyer reports:
Lakota West senior offensive tackle Kyle Meadows verbally committed to the University of Kentucky on Saturday morning, according to Lakota West coach Larry Cox.
Meadows, who is 6 feet 6 and 270 pounds, was one of the state’s top uncommitted players remaining in the 2013 class. Meadows is on an official visit to UK this weekend – his third visit to the campus, Cox said. Meadows planned to remain in Lexington until Sunday morning.
Meadows was one of the area’s most recruited players in the 2013 class. He had scholarship offers from the likes of Louisville, Ohio, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Akron, West Virginia, Indiana, Florida State, Purdue, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina State during the recruiting process. UC offered him today, Cox said.
Cox said he sat down with Meadows and discussed the decision and said the standout offensive lineman liked the new coaching staff at UK led by head coach Mark Stoops and the opportunity to play in the Southeastern Conference.
“I think Kentucky got a great get,” Cox said. “They got an extremely athletic young man.”
Cox said Meadows recently ran a 6:42 for a mile during physical education class. Cox said Meadows has “great feet, great hips (and) long arms.” Cox said Meadows could go up to 285 pounds at the next level and he feels confident he will continue to develop.
Meadows is ranked the state’s No. 30 player in the 2013 class, according to the latest Rivals.com Ohio Postseason Top 75 2013 rankings posted Dec. 21.