UCLA Has Chance with Meachem

One of the most talented wide receiver prospects in the country, <b>Robert Meachem</b> from Oklahoma, took an official visit to UCLA. He has another official visit this weekend and other schools he's considering but he talked positively about the Bruins...

Robert Meachem, 6-1, 205, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington, said he has another official visit planned for this weekend.


"I'm taking an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend," Meachem said. "I don't know about other visits. I'm not sure. I don't know yet."


Meachem did mention LSU and Tennessee as two other schools he was considering seriously, as well as UCLA, which he visited a couple of weeks ago.  He also said that there were possibly "others."


Meachem didn't say he had a leader at this point and was playing it pretty close to the vest.


Having already visited UCLA, he did say he was impressed with his visit to Westwood. "It was really nice.  There is a lot to do there. It's the first time I've been in Los Angeles and I was really impressed by how nice it was.  And the players and coaches, they treat you like family.  I liked all the coaches. And coach Dorrell, he's a really nice guy."


Could Meachem see himself at UCLA? "I could probably see myself wherever I get along with everyone."


Meachem has some priorities in deciding on a school, and he said academics were a big factor. "To be able to graduate in four years," he said. "I want good academics, but I want some strong academic support and tutors.  I'll also think about if I'd be able to play early, like in my first year.  And then how I felt with all the players and coaches."


When asked if UCLA fit his criteria, he said, "Yeah, it was all pretty good at UCLA for me."


Having visited UCLA with his high school teammate, Chadd Evans, who is committed to UCLA, it seemed natural that Evans might be recruiting Meachem to UCLA himself. "No, he really isn't. We established that everyone on our team would do what was best for themselves, that we had to do what was best for each of us. If we ended up at the same place, great."


Meachem said that he has a 2.4 GPA and scored a passing 18 on the ACT. With an 18 on his ACT, Meachem needs a 2.375 core GPA to meet the minimum NCAA requirements to qualify. 


Meachem is currently the #5-ranked wide receiver prospect in the country. He ran a blazing 4.28 at a Nike Camp last spring, and also jumped 37.4 inches. Meachem is also an accomplished basketball player, attended the Nike basketball All-American camp in July and was one of the most athletic and quickest players at the prestigious camp.



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