Greenwich, Conn. junior linebacker Jonathan Meyers acquired his first scholarship recently. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder picked up an offer from the ACC, although plenty of other programs are keeping close tabs on him.
"I got my first offer from Maryland," he said. "It's definitely exciting. I actually went down there over the weekend and met coach Lempa. I really enjoyed myself. Their facilities are great and I got to look into it more. I think I'm headed back there on the 25th."
While the Terrapins have offered, lots of other schools are showing interest.
"I'm getting interest from Connecticut, Florida, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Tennessee, Northwestern and Michigan," he said. "I went on junior days to Connecticut and Florida in the past couple weeks.
"The Florida visit was really great. They had 25 of the top guys in the country there. My dad even played there. Overall I was really impressed with the trip, it separated itself from other programs. Coming off the championship, coach Meyer's discipline and the way he recruits character makes them the type of program you want to be around. I did talk to coach Addazio and he stated they are looking at me as a fullback."
It seems Meyers is heavily favoring Florida, is that the case?
"They are definitely up there for me," he said. "Notre Dame is also there and I'm looking at all the best schools."
Although he's been invited to plenty of camps and combines, the 2008 prospect may not be able to make it.
"It's going to be really hard this spring because I also play lacrosse."
Meyers earned first team all-state honors as a junior after rushing for 1,140 yards and 23 touchdowns. He added 127 tackles, 18 for loss and 10 sacks on defense.
"It was my first year playing fullback and getting the whole offensive perspective was really fun," he said. "I think my speed got a lot better this year. I also improved at linebacker by shedding blocks better. Right now I have no preference which side of the ball I play on, I'll do whatever it takes to help the team."