Bruins Offer Meeks

UCLA offered the San Diego (Calif.) Del Norte cornerback, Quenton Meeks, this week...

San Diego (Calif.) Del Norte defensive back Quenton Meeks (6-2, 195) had been waiting patiently, then impatiently, for his first offer to come in.

"I had been getting interest but I didn't have any offers," said Meeks. "So I was starting to get anxious and nervous."

On Wednesday morning, after he had just wrapped up an AP Calculus test, Meeks got the news he'd been waiting for.

"I had just finished an AP Calculus exam, so I was already worked up and then my coach told me to talk with UCLA," said Meeks. "I talked with Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and UCLA offered and that eased my nerves a lot."

Meeks said that by the time he fully realized he had his first offer, he was floating.

"It just feels amazing," said Meeks. "I'd been waiting on it for a while. The first one is always great. No other school had offered, but then UCLA came in and offered."

Meeks, the son of longtime NFL assistant coach Ron Meeks, who was the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts on their Super Bowl title team after the 2006 season, said his father and UCLA head coach Jim Mora go way back.

"My dad never coached with Coach Mora, but he knows him really, really well," said Meeks. "They like my versatility and think I'm versatile enough to play corner or safety. They offered me as a corner."

Meeks is originally from the South, having spent a lot of time down there before moving to San Diego when his father was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Chargers in 2012.

So many of his favorite schools are from down that way.

"I have a lot of SEC roots before I moved out here to California my sophomore year with my dad," said Meeks. "A lot of schools that were looking at me are from the South."

Georgia and Auburn are two schools he's interested in, as well as Stanford, USC, Washington and Oregon State.

Miami, though, has been his favorite school since he was a kid.

"Out of all the schools I grew up watching, Miami is probably my favorite one," said Meeks. "My dad won a national championship there with Jimmy Johnson (as an assistant in 1987), so I always liked Miami."

Meeks plans to camp with Miami this summer as well as UCLA, USC and Stanford and may also visit Auburn and Georgia.

"I'm definitely planning on going to the Nike Camp in Oregon too," said Meeks.

Meeks had a great showing at the Los Angeles NFTC in March too.

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins said this about Meeks: A sleeper that emerged was San Diego (Calif.) Del Norte's Quenton Meeks. Meeks has the frame to play corner or safety in college but looked good in coverage Sunday. He's an instinctual player with good ball skills and does a nice job locating the ball in coverage.

A baseball player as well for Del Norte, Meeks said that he's open to playing two sports in college.

"I guess I'm pretty good at baseball so it's possibly something I could do," said Meeks. "Maybe if a school wanted me to, I'd consider that as well."

Academically, Meeks is carrying a 3.4 with several AP and honors classes.

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