Mike Meggett, 6-1 1/2, 208, 4.5, DB, RB , Ocean Township, NJ
Why hasn't Mike Meggett received any offers to date? I talked to Mike about that and about the rumor that Tre Timbers was wavering on his commitment.
Mike recently took an unofficial to Rutgers. "I like the facilities, I like the team, I like the attitude. None of the coaches were around though. A number of coaches from different schools have told me that they want to see me in just one game and I'll get an offer. I have heard that from several schools. My tapes from high school were of poor quality and coaches couldn't make a determination due to the fact that the films were such that you couldn't make things out very well. I had good camps at BC and Maryland but schools are just waiting to see me in a game."
"Whoever offers first will have an upper hand but I'll probably take most of my visits. Several schools are looking at me as either a linebacker or as a safety. My top five are Rutgers, Boston College, Vanderbilt , Colorado and West Virginia."
Meggett originally out of Fort Hamilton HS is a 6-1, 204 lb safety, wide receiver with a 4.5 clocking in the forty yard dash. Last year at safety Mike had 81 solo tackles including 9 for loss. He had 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 4 interceptions including one he brought back 60 yards for a touchdown. At wide receiver last year his talent didn't show as Fort Hamilton focused on a running game and as Meggett got double coverage in every outing. That was due to his sophomore performance when he caught 38 passes for 640 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Mike is a full qualifier.
Mike is now living in Ocean Township at the home of Tre Timbers, the highly regarded defensive back who verballed to Rutgers. Mike confirmed that Tre is solid in his commitment to RU despite internet rumors to the contrary. I hope to talk to Tre in the next day or so about that and other things.