Byrnes Star WR Gets Rutgers Offer

Rutgers returned to the stomping grounds of departing quarterback Chas Dodd today to offer Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes High star receiver Shaedon Meadors. Meadors is an Appalachian State commitment, but will officially visit Piscataway the final weekend before National Signing Day.

The name of Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes High School is common among Rutgers fans after the successful four-year career of quarterback Chas Dodd. The name could become even more familiar as the Scarlet Knights move into the Big Ten.

Looking to add a receiver late in the 2014 class, Rutgers offered Appalachian State commit Shaedon Meadors from the South Carolina powerhouse program.

"It's amazing," said the 6-foot-2 wideout. "Rutgers is a big-time program. I'd never really thought about it until lately, but it happened and I'm happy."

Meadors had a video-game-like senior season for Byrnes where he caught 85 passes for 1,864 yards and 33 touchdowns. Rutgers and receivers coach Matt Simon took notice. Simon was in to see Meadors today, and pass on the good news.

"We think the same way," Meadors said on Simon. "We have the same goals. We got along great."

Meadors was the top target this season for quarterback Shuler Bentley, Dodd's brother.

"I've been around Chas all of my life basically," Meadors said. "He went up to Rutgers and was kind of in a bad situation at times. He didn't get to play as much as he thought he would and he still loved it. I guess it has to be a pretty awesome school if you can go there and not play much your senior year and still love it."

Meadors will officially visit this weekend, where he is excited to see Dodd.

"I'm still committed (to Appalachian State)," he said. "I'm going up to visit (Rutgers) this weekend, so we'll see how it goes."

Rutgers has zero receiver commitments in its 2014 class after losing Saeed Blacknall earlier this week. The Scarlet Knights also lose key contributors Brandon Coleman and Quron Pratt.

Looking to add receiver depth in the class, Rutgers is an interesting opportunity for Meadors, he said.

"It's good to know," he said. "I've watched them because of Chas. The big outside receiver that they have, 17 (Brandon Coleman) is going into the NFL for sure. I'd have a good opportunity to come in there and work hard and try to get a starting position."

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