QB Meeks thinking about the Deacs

Alton Meeks is taking this time to visit some schools he hasn't had the chance to check out yet. That's one reason he hasn't scheduled yet another trip to Wake Forest. The Orlando (FL) Boone gunslinger visited the Winston-Salem school twice last summer and already knows what Jim Grobe and his program are all about.

At 6-3 and 215, Meeks is one of the most athletic and versatile dual-threat quarterbacks in the Sunshine State and that's saying something. Wake Forest is one of many schools that has offered Meeks and the Deacs are hoping that they can follow Tyler Cameron's commitment last year with another big-time dual-threat from Florida.

"I really liked Wake Forest when I was up there," Meeks said. "Wake's a great school and that's important. I liked the coaches and especially the head coach. He's a good guy and he's done a lot with that program.

"Coach Elrod is from the Orlando area and he's recruiting me and coaching quarterbacks so we've got that connection."

Meeks is talking to coaches from some schools that are much bigger than Wake Forest in terms of student population. He noted that Wake Forest isn't much bigger than Boone High School, where he currently attends.

"I don't know, it's not that big of a deal," he answered. "There's still several thousand people there and they compete with schools that have 50,000 students."

Meeks is hoping to enroll in college early so he can compete in spring practice next year. That would give him a better chance to make a name for himself with the coaches and, at the least, develop for an extra semester.

"Their coaches have told me I can start out at quarterback and try it out," he said. "If I don't feel like it's a good fit then I can move to linebacker. They said they would take me at either position."

Meeks told DeaconSports he is up to double-digit offers.

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