The performance the 6-6, 275-pound lineman put on in Ohio State's camp on Sunday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center could force the Buckeyes' staff to become seriously involved quicker.
"They basically said I was the best offensive lineman there, but they have to talk and see how the evaluation goes and that they'll call me soon," Meadows told BSB shortly after his performance.
As of now, the three-star lineman favors Illinois, Indiana and West Virginia. Meadows has garnered offers from Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and others, but he's scheduled to visit Morgantown on Monday to visit West Virginia's engineering department.
Though he didn't leave Columbus with a scholarship offer from Ohio State, he is expecting to hear from the Buckeyes staff any day to discuss his status. If Ohio State does offer Meadows a scholarship offer, the lineman admitted it would change his recruitment.
"It would be another offer to me, but it could set up the turning point in my recruitment when it comes to have much faster I come to my decision," Meadows said. "Right now, it could be three or four schools and the three are Indiana, Illinois and West Virginia.
"If I get (an Ohio State offer) than I will probably turn some things around. If I don't get an (Ohio State) offer, my three would still be Indiana, Illinois and West Virginia, but if they come in I'll probably eliminate one of the other three first."
Though Meadows resides in Southern Ohio, it isn't necessarily Ohio State's feel as the in-state program that has the program highly regarded in his mind. Instead, Meadows has been most impressed with Urban Meyer's previous track record of winning.
"Before Coach Meyer left Florida, I was kind of following him around a little bit," Meadows said. "We kind of kept in contact while he was down there. So now it is that tradition and it being an in-state school. It is all tradition right now. I have to make (another) visit and see what kind of engineering program they have."
The Buckeyes are being particular about the committable offers they hand out, but Meadows' performance at the camp may be worthy of consideration. However, his background in basketball still makes his football talent rather raw.
Meadows is in top physical condition, especially now that he's fully recovered from an ankle issue. He has a good relationship with OSU assistant Kerry Coombs and he hopes to have more insight on his recruitment in the near future.
"I talk to Coach Coombs and I basically talk to him like every other week – It is a very strong relationship," he said. "I've dropped all of the fat that I had to lose and gained a lot of muscle. Coming back from my ankle surgery, I feel like I'm a thousand times better than I did last year."