Robert Meachem visits OU

For over a year, Tulsa Booker T's 'Mr Everything,' Robert Meachem has been the Sooners' most coveted recruit. All hands are on deck this weekend as the OU coaches focus in on one of the most talented wide receiver prospects in the country.

Normally, a recruiting weekend with one or two recruits visiting would be considered pretty laid back. Not today as the Sooner's number one prospect visits with his mom. Robert Meachem, 6-2, 205, of Tulsas' Booker T. Washington, didn't just burst onto the scence like so many high school stars. For over a year, OU coaches have been anxious at the mention of this phenominal young man.

One source offered: "He's is a great athlete, but better still, he's a great young man that would be an asset to your program if he were only marginaly talented."

Meachem is more than marginally talented. Pick a sport, he excells in it. Track? How about a '40' time of 4.28? That time, ran at the NIKE training camp in College Station Texas, was witnessed by hundreds in attendance. It was also the fastest time of ANY player in the nation last summer.

Basketball? Yes he's proficient there too, using his quickness, and jumping ability, (37" vertical) to dominate. Meachem attended the Nike basketball All-American camp in July and was one of the most athletic and quickest players at the prestigious camp.

But on the gridiron Meachem becomes force a wideout. As a junior, Meachem caught 80 balls for 1,499-yards and 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for another 688-yards on only 60 carries and scored another 11 touchdowns on the ground. This gave him an average of 15.62-yards for every time he touched the football. His longest run for scrimmage was an 80-yard touchdown run.

Meachem, who is being recruited as a wide receiver, has played a variety of positions for Tulsa Washington Head Coach Antwaim Jimmerson this season. "I played wingback, nickel back on defense and returned both punts and kickoffs," he contined. "When they kicked it to me, that is."

"Robert is the ultimate football player," said Coach Jimmerson. "He is not only able to do anything and everything, but he is willing to do anything and everything to help his team win."

Last night the stadium lights at Memorial Stadium were turned on all night. Normally, they only shine on big recruiting weekends. That alone says just how big Robert Meachem is to this recruiting class.

Note: Also visiting this weekend, (unofficially); Sooner commit Alonzo Dotson (6-4, 225, 4.6) of Alief Hastings, Texas who is showing his parents around the campus of his choice.

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