Meighen, an all-conference performer at Kilgore JC in Texas last season, stands 6-3, 285-pounds. He enrolled at WSU in January after signing in December. He chose the Cougars over Rice and others. Meighen was an honor student coming out of high school in Beaumont, Texas, in 2009 and originally planned to sign with the Air Force Academy before an admissions snafu sidetracked him.
"It's great, he's putting pressure on me and I'm putting pressure on him," Roxas tells CF.C. "He's a good football player and it's just great for everyone because he's giving his best, I'm giving my best and the best guy will get the spot."
Roxas, the Pride of La Canada, Calif., will be tough to supplant. He's in the best shape of his career, and he has considerable experience under his belt, including 10 career starts dating to his true freshman season of 2007. He was thought to be on track for the starting center's job this past season following Kenny Alfred's graduation but Williams, coming over from guard, won the spot in August camp.
Roxas, who missed all of 2009 recovering from viral hepatitis, came into that camp out of shape and overweight at 306 pounds on his 6-2 frame.
"This off-season I lost a ton of weight," Roxas said. "I'm back under 290 and I've got my strength up and I got my body composition better this off-season. I wanted to become more agile and just be able to move."
Says Wulff, "From where Andrew has been he's in good shape. He's moving quicker and he's more consistent in his play because his conditioning level is high. All of a sudden the consistency has been there for him so far."