Taylor Meighen (6-3, 285) out of Kilgore College, about two hours east of Dallas, said Paul Wulff and Steve Morton made the difference to his decision.
"The coaches there were just all-around great coaches, they were backing me. They showed me much love, that's why I'm signing with them," said Meighen early on Wednesday.
Meighen has 3-to-play-2 for the Cougs signed on Wednesday, the first day of the signing period for mid-year JC transfers. The mid-year signing period runs from Dec. 15 - Jan. 15.
MEIGHEN SAID he was blown away and all but committed coming out of his visit two weekends ago at Washington State. He said Washington State told him they offered him because of the way he finishes his blocks and his quickness off the snap.
Meighen this past season was named first-team SWJCFC all conference. He was originally a full qualifier coming out of Kelly High in Beaumont, Texas. He originally committed to Air Force but reports by the Beaumont Enterprise and others say just before he signed he was denied entrance to the military school because of medication he takes for ADHD.
Meighen held offers from Florida International, Rice and others.
"I'm going Pac-12, baby!" said Meighen.
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