Meador talks Louisville offer

Jake Meador, a 6-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Whiteland (IN) HS, picked up his second scholarship offer from Louisville earlier this week. One of the top rising offensive line prospects in the Midwest after a solid showing at the U.S. Army Junior Combine, Meador, whose brother plays in the Big East, spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his latest offer.

Jake Meador, a 6-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Whiteland (IN) HS, picked up his second scholarship offer from Louisville earlier this week.

One of the top rising offensive line prospects in the Midwest after a solid showing at the U.S. Army Junior Combine, Meador, whose brother plays in the Big East, is familiar with the Cardinals.

"It's my second offer and it's from a Big East school," Meador said. "I'm pretty familiar with the Big East because my brother plays at Cincinnati. It's a good conference. I'll have to check out Louisville in the spring and see how it goes."

Meador spoke with Louisville assistant Vance Bedford on Monday, then received an offer from the Cardinals Tuesday.

"My high school coach told me Monday to call him so I called Coach Bedford and they asked me if I was interested in Louisville or knew anything about them," Meador said. "Then on Tuesday they made the offer. They said the offensive line coach really liked my run blocking skills and how I finish blocks well."

Meador picked up his first offer from Kentucky last summer, and he recently made an unofficial visit to Lexington to check in the with the Wildcats staff.

"I got that offer last summer at their camp and it was my first offer," said Meador. "They've been on me ever since. I visited Kentucky in February. I'll probably get a chance to see other schools, and Louisville [this spring]."

Besides Louisville and Kentucky, the only two schools to offer, Meador says he's also hearing from Wisconsin, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Oregon and Michigan State.

"I looking to make a decision early, that's what I'm leaning toward doing," said Meador. "I went to eight or nine camps last year and I'm not going to do the camp thing this summer.

"Picking a school, looking for a place where I can get a great education at a place I feel like I can fit in really easy. Also, picking a football program that fits me best and does real well on the field. And coaches that I can build a relationship."

Meador declined to name favorites in his recruitment.


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