Napier, Tigers Push for 4-Star DB

With a new permanent head coach in place, it hasn't taken long for the Tigers to get things moving again on the recruiting front. has the latest on a four-star defensive back who plans on enrolling in college next month!

DB Jonathan Meeks

Four-star prep safety Jonathan Meeks traveled to Clemson last weekend to watch the Palmetto state showdown between the Tigers and Gamecocks.

"It was pretty good," he told "It was my first time going to Clemson. It was an impressive win over South Carolina.

"It helped them a lot in my book."

When asked about his current leaders in recruiting, Meeks responded, "I really don't have a leader. My top five is Florida, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina and N.C. State."

The Former Rock Hill standout was glad to hear the news that Dabo Swinney is the new coach at Clemson.

"I think it is great. He will be good for Clemson. It will help them a lot with recruits. It would have been hard to bring in a new coach," said Meeks.

Swinney and assistant Billy Napier have told the prize recruit that he could play early in Tigertown as a safety. Of course that makes sense considering the Tigers lose both Mike Hamlin and Chris Clemons after this season.

"Yes sir. I was told I would have a chance to play early. They need safeties. That helps a lot in my book," said Meeks.

Coach Napier has built a strong relationship with Jonathan.

"He recruits me a lot. He is one of the hardest recruiters I know. He is a cool guy," said Meeks.

Two official visits are already in the books.

"I took official visits to North Carolina and N.C. State. I am not sure who will be next," said Meeks. "I will most likely take one to Clemson. It will be next week or the week after."

A decision will likely come soon. Very soon.

"I am enrolling early. I will make my decision in the next few weeks," said Meeks.

What will be important when the prep star selects his college destination?

"I want a school that has my major. I want to major in Business Management. I want to get along with the team. The location will be important. I want to go where I can play early," replied Meeks. Top Stories