Meador not taking official to SMU

Offensive tackle Braden Meador was planning on taking an official visit to SMU this weekend, but last week, the Mustangs told him they couldn't extend an offer. But things worked out for Meador, as he found out late Thursday that he was accepted into Yale.

Braden Meador, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle out of Montgomery High School (Montgomery), was originally supposed to take an official visit to SMU this weekend, but he's not anymore.

Reason No. 1 is because he just committed to Yale.

However, before getting accepted into Yale, which happened Thursday night, Meador said that Wes Suan called him last week to inform him that the Mustangs had filled up all of their offensive line spots for the 2012 class and they wouldn't be able to extend an offer.

"Before that, I was going to visit, but [Suan] said it wouldn't do me much good," Meador said.

But life is bright for Meador right now. Even if he hadn't gotten into Yale this week, he had offers from other Ivy League schools like Columbia and Dartmouth.

"Ever since I was little, I wanted to go to Rice," Meador said. "But then my dad said I should go to some summer camps in the Ivy League and I went up there and really started to like it."

Meador said he first started talking to Yale about four months ago and took his official visit last weekend and "loved it."

"They offered me last weekend on my visit and said that if everything gets through admissions, what was I going to do?" Meador said. "I said if I get accepted, I'm committed."

Meador said his family is extremely proud of him and that they're having a huge celebratory dinner Friday night.

"All my family is coming down," he said. "It's going to be a big thing."

For what it's worth, Meador is friends with Seaver Myers, who was hoping his buddy would get an offer from the Mustangs.

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