Meadors Primed for Signing Day Announcement

Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes wide receiver Shaedon Meadors is one of the many 2014 recruits fortunate enough to make his announcement on National Signing Day. Meadors has his two finalists, Rutgers and Appalachian State, and previewed his announcement with

Signing Day was simply a day of formalities for Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes wide receiver Shaedon Meadors until a week ago. Meadors was solidly committed to Appalachian State until Rutgers receivers coach Matt Simon came to Byrnes and extended an offer.

Meadors did not de-commit from Appalachian State, but will decide between the two schools on National Signing Day.

"It's pretty exciting," Meadors said. "I'm probably one of the first in my family do be a D-1 athlete and go to school for free. It's a big thing. I'm looking forward to it – Rutgers or App State."

Meadors plans to meet with his family and come up with a decision late tonight. He will then sign a Letter of Intent Wednesday and announce his choice at 4 p.m. in a ceremony at his school.

"I feel pretty good," Meadors said. "Both options are great, so I'll talk it over one last time tonight and make my decision. I feel great about it."

Rutgers hosted Meadors on his final official visit, which was a positive experience for Meadors. Coming from a rural environment, the lifestyle at Rutgers and trip to New York caught him by surprise.

"It's a different world," Meadors said. "I'm a small-town guy, so New York and New Jersey was very different. It showed me how things are. I learned about the kinds of people there, and that the coaches are looking to have success and they really want me to go there."

Appalachian State recruited Meadors significantly longer than Rutgers, and represents an option closer to home.

"I have a great connection with their players," Meadors said. "It's the same with the coaches there. It's not that far from home, so that's good."

Meadors has had less than one week to learn everything he can about Rutgers, whereas FCS option Appalachian State recruited him for more than a year.

"It helps that I know they wanted me from day one," he said. "Most of my offers are out of state anyway, so getting used to a new environment something that I'll have to do no matter what."

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