October 17, 2007

Meadows wants to hear from Pirates

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Linebacker Stephen Meadows has more than proven himself as a football player on the high school level. The senior from Fredricksburg (Va.) James Monroe holds his school's record for career tackles and he will be remembered long after he leaves.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect has the ability to play outside linebacker, defensive end or tight end at the college level. He holds offers from Towson and Old Dominion, and several bigger programs are in touch with him. While he hasn't heard from East Carolina, he's hoping he does before too long.

"I actually know a lot about ECU," Meadows said. "I've watched them and they have a really good defense. That's mostly what I like about them. The only problem has been getting up with their coaches. I haven't been able to do that. I'd like to send them some of my highlights and see what they think."

In addition to the two schools that have offered, Meadows is hearing from Virginia and North Carolina.

"I've been taking a lot of unofficial visits and going to games this year," he said. "I've done that just about every week. A few weeks ago I was at UNC. The next week I went to Richmond and then last weekend I was at UVA. I'm open to visiting any school that's interested in me. Old Dominion is looking good right now but I'm going to wait and see what some others think."

On the year James Monroe is 6-0. For his career Meadows has well over 600 tackles, and last year he broke his school's record for career stops.

"I've just got great pursuit out there," he explained. "Then when I get to the ball I crack heads."

Meadows runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds and bench presses 300 pounds.

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