Meadows is a terror off the edge

One of the top pass-rushers in the JC ranks this year is San Jose City College LB Jerome Meadows (6-2.5, 225). He's already posted double-digit sacks and he's still got games to play and schools from across the country are taking notice of his exploits. caught up with the gifted sack-artist and he updated us on things including what brought him to California from South Carolina...

After a standout prep career at Broome High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Meadows decided to sign with North Carolina to play for the Tar Heels.

"I didn't get it done in the classroom," Meadows admitted to when he was asked why he left Chapel Hill. "I knew about the California JCs and when I was looking around, that coaches here were cool and the program was what I was looking for."

Meadows played sparingly as a freshman for the Tar Heels in 2006 and then redshirted when he arrived at SJCC last year.

"After sitting out last year, I was ready to go this year," Meadows said with a laugh. "I just wanted to make sure I did all I could to help us win and to show schools I'm still the player I was when I was back in high school and I have all the skills I have always had."

For the season Meadows has posted over 70 tackles and an amazing 13 sacks from his strongside linebacker position.

"I've had a couple of games with three sacks each," Meadows said. "My drive is really what sets me apart. When I was growing up, my dad told me to always go hard because if you don't go hard all the time, that's when you get hurt.

"I'm really intense and I go 100% all the time and I think that has helped to rub off on some of my teammates too."

On the recruiting front, Meadows only knows of one school looking at him right now, but he admits his coaches have talked to quite a few.

"Oregon is the school I know about and the one that's been asking about me," Meadows said. "They want me to come in and play some linebacker and get after the QB a lot and that would be fun.

"Other than that, my coaches have been handling my recruiting, but I guess a lot of schools have been asking for film of me and my transcripts, so I should know more after the season and when I can really focus on the recruiting."

Because Meadows played in 2006 and redshirted in 2007, he'll be able to sign with a school in December and he'll have two to play two wherever he ends up.

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