2016 Saddleback S Marcus Meredith can leave right now, but he's waiting for the right opportunity

2016 Saddleback S Marcus Meredith (6-0, 195) had a stellar sophomore season, earning First Team All-American honors, and he's still waiting to find the right four-year program to play at this coming fall...

As a sophomore this season, while playing mostly strong safety for the Gauchos, posting 86 tackles, five tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups while earning CCCAA First Team All-American honors.

"I feel confident at everything I do," Meredith told JCFootball.com recently. "I play physical. I can come up and hit, I can play in the box. You can put me man with the best slot receiver and leave me on an island. I can play over the top in zone and also blitz. With my football instincts, I have an advantage because I've grown up playing offense and in high school I played both sides. I feel I can compete well enough with great receivers out there."

Even though he is a versatile player with a very high Football I.Q., Meredith hasn't seen a lot of attention on the recruiting front, but that may be changing as we get out of the holiday dead period.

"So far, my offers are from Northern Colorado, San Diego and Dixie State," Meredith noted. "I've had interest from Indiana State, San Luis Obispo and Sam Houston State and I've had some contact with Louisville, UAB and Eastern Michigan and recently Murray State said they want me to come and visit this coming weekend, so there are some things happening."

In addition to his possible visit to Murray State this weekend, Meredith also took a visit to Northern Colorado the weekend before Christmas and a visit to Dixie State on New Years Eve.

As a prep, Meredith enjoyed a solid four-year career at San Clemente (Ca.) High School and he signed as a preferred walk-on with Oregon.

"Once I got there, it didn't really go as planned, so I left and transferred here to Saddleback," Meredith said. "I respect the coaches there 100% and I was blessed to go there and learn what I did, but I felt like I could have been used differently and that's why I came to Saddleback."

Meredith is eligible to leave now, but is open to becoming a spring enrollee if the right opportunity presents itself.

He will have three years to play two starting this fall, wherever he ends up.

Marcus Meredith Scout Profile

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