Hailing from Rock Hill, South Carolina, Meeks didn't receive much recruiting attention despite posting gaudy numbers for Rock Hill High School.
"I thought I had a real good senior season," said Meeks. "I had three interceptions, and I led the team with 110 tackles. When I was in high school I had some Division II schools looking at me, but nothing like it is now. I needed my SAT score, but it wasn't like I was hearing from a lot of schools."
Meeks declined offers to attend a Division II school and instead headed to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Arguably the top prep football school in the country, Hargrave does an outstanding job of providing the exposure players like Meeks may not have received in high school.
"I wasn't placed at Hargrave by any college," Meeks said. "I heard about them from a friend, and I came up here on my own. I started to get some offers after I had a really good first game against Navy. I guess the coaches started recruiting me and knew that I would become eligible up here at Hargrave."
Shortly after his first game, Meeks claimed offers from Florida, Tennessee, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, and Kansas among others. He admits that he is taking all of the recruiting attention in.
"I enjoy it," he said. "I like being recruited. I'm ready to get to college though and play some football."
Meeks has already taken two official visits. A few weeks back he headed to North Carolina and this past weekend he was in Raleigh checking out NC State.
"I think both of those visits were similar," said Meeks. "Both of them have young teams with a lot of good, young players."
What all did he do at NC State?
"I had a good visit to NC State," Meeks said. "We watched the team during warmups and then we watched their game against Wake Forest. We also met with all of the academic people and after the game I got to hang out with the team.
"Terrell Manning was my host the first day and then it was Sterling Lucas. Man, both of them were real cool. Sterling talked to me a lot about South Carolina because he is from down there. We talked about home."
Before leaving NC State, Meeks sat down and talked with the coaches.
"They knew I wasn't planning on committing or anything like that," he said. "They knew I wanted to take all of my visits. They did tell me I would have a great chance of coming in and playing safety for them."
Two trips remain for Meeks, as he plans on visiting Tennessee and Florida before enrolling at the school of his choice in January. While he doesn't claim a leader, Meeks did say that an ACC program is recruiting him the hardest.
"I can't say that I have a leader," said Meeks. "I want to take all of my visits first and then I'm going to commit.
"North Carolina State is probably recruiting me the hardest. They are the thinnest at safety out of the ones recruiting me so the need is there... I want to play right away when I get to college."
Checking in at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Meeks is regarded as a four-star prospect by Scout.com.