Interest continues to mount for linebacker Stephen Meadows according to Fredericksburg (Va.) James Monroe head coach Richard Serbary. Rivals caught up with the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder's coach to find out the latest on his recruitment.
"Not much is going on," he said. "He's getting a lot of interest from schools all over the country, but nothing is firm yet. I think some people are definitely interested in his size, ability and frame. He's turned out to be a heck of a player and ahs the grades too.
"I know Virginia and Virginia Tech are both interested and have had nothing but positive things to say. He is still a Hokie fan and loves Virginia Tech. If they said yes to an offer, he'd jump through a window for it."
Meadows has a couple visits coming up this summer as he plans to camp at Virginia Tech and Penn State.
Obviously Meadows can play after posting 257 tackles, 34 for loss, six sacks and one interception, but what really makes him stand out as a player.
"He's a big 6-foot-4, 225-pounder that is strong, quick and runs really well to the football," he said. "He's got great instincts for the ball and is a tremendous athlete that also plays lacrosse. He's a good student too with a 3.1 GPA and 1,000 on his SAT.
"He has all the tools to make it to the next level and works out religiously. He does everything you need him to do and whoever gets him is getting a football player."
Serbay has one other player to watch in 2008 in athlete P.J. Hayden. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder is fighting through some legal wrangling, but Serbay is confident he'll still get a chance to play college football.
"The thing about P.J. is that he's a tremendous athlete, but right now we're working on getting him back through legal problems," he said. "Hopefully it'll clear up soon and once that does I feel good about it. I'm hoping it'll be straight in the next month or so.
"He's a great kid that got caught in the wrong spot at the wrong time. As a player, he's fast, quick, elusive and has great peripheral vision. He's got tremendous hands, acceleration, the ability to stop and start and is a good punt and kick returner too."