The reason for so many programs chasing the 6-foot-3, 245 pound prospect is clear. He has the size, speed (a 4.7 forty), and strength (305 pound bench press max and 280 pound power clean) of a prototypical Division I prospect. But, just passing the look test isn't enough. Players need to perform on a high level on the field as well. And Mitchell certainly answered the call as a junior.
"I had 65 tackles, 9.5 sacks, nine hurries, one fumble recovery, and two deflected passes. We went 10-0 in the regular season and won district. However, we lost in the first round of playoffs to Klein Oak."
Meyers' efforts resulted in a 1st team all-district and All-State junior team nod as voted on by 5atexasfootball.com. So what is it that allowed him to be so effective?
"As a player my best attribute is that my motor keeps going all game. I think opponents notice my size and speed on the line, but also that I can run as well. I know I need to work on getting off blocks faster though."
As for Duke, the Blue Devils have been in contact early and hope to continue to build a relationship and mutual interest.
"Coach Petri recently sent me a letter in the mail introducing himself. He's the new defensive line coach from The University of Miami. I'm excited to build a relationship with him and learn more about the program. I haven't had a chance to visit the campus and see the facilities yet, however. I would say my main interest starts with the education I'd receive at Duke while having a chance to play in the ACC."
Being so early in the process Meyers says he's taking his time, but he does have a rough outline of what he is looking for in a school as he's planning his summer schedule.
"Academics are very important for me and I am also looking at the location of the school. I have already been to Texas A&M's junior day and I really enjoyed that. I am going to SMU and Arizona for junior days in the coming months. I would really like to look at Duke this summer because I am curious about the program and what it's all about."