Commitment Spotlight Kyle Meadows

Kentucky continues to work Ohio hard with the pledge of West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West offensive lineman Kyle Meadows. recruiting analyst Dave Berk spotlights Meadows in this breakdown.

We take a quick look at the newest member of Kentucky's recruiting class as offensive tackle Kyle Meadows issued his verbal pledge to the Wildcats on Saturday morning.

Kyle Meadows

Hometown: West Chester, Ohio

High School: Lakota West

HT: 6-foot-6 | WT: 275-pounds

High School Position: Offensive Tackle

Projected College Position: Offensive Tackle / Guard Ranking:  Offensive Tackle No. 37 overall at position

OFFERS: Kentucky (Pledge), Akron, Florida State, Illinois, Kansas, Louisville, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Toledo, West Virginia, Rutgers, Cincinnati.


There is a lot to like about Meadows as his best football is ahead of him if he can stay healthy.  If not for missing the majority of his junior season and some unfinished academic work, Meadows could have seen many more offers early in the process.

On the field Meadows is a natural bender who needs to continue to getting bigger and stronger.  He’s a former basketball player and shows great feet and his frame has room to grow without losing his ability to move on the field.


There are still some small academic things needed to be taken care of by Meadows but all accounts are he’s on track to be a full qualifier and the reason programs like Rutgers and Cincinnati came in late with offers.  If we didn’t know Meadows had spoken to his high school coach, there would be some concern of a quick change of heart when Meadows returned from his official visit.


Another great pickup by the Wildcats as Meadows is advanced in pass blocking while also having the ability to be a drive blocker when needed.  As he matures we expect to see Meadows become a more aggressive run blocker as all the tools are there for him to dominate and beat a defender one-on-one.

With more reps at the college level Meadows will be able to reach second level defenders more often and is athletic enough to pull from the tackle spot if needed.

Pass blocking is where Meadows can make his mark early as he’s shown the quickness, balance and strength to set up and drop in his pass drops.  Work will be needed in the strength area and that will help him become a better player as he adds the strength needed to have a stronger hand pop and use his hands to get better separation from a defender.  

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