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Meadows considers three opportunities

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West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West offensive tackle Kyle Meadows is one of the top, uncommitted prospects in the Midwest. His recruitment has been stop-and-go since last spring, but he already has one official visit in and is looking at setting up a couple more.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Meadows has received offers from more than 20 schools during the course of his recruitment, but his first official visit went to a school that had not officially offered. Oklahoma coaches invited him down to Norman after seeing early senior season film.
"I had sent them a questionnaire and they asked me to come on a visit because they were excited about me," Meadows said. "They were highly interested because they needed tackles and tight ends."
Meadows made the visit to Oklahoma the weekend of Nov. 9 and saw the Sooners takes down Big 12 foe Baylor.
"It was actually a good experience throughout the whole weekend," Meadows said. "They basically showed me how the atmosphere was during the game."
Oklahoma has yet to officially extend an offer to Meadows, but the two parties have maintained contact since his official visit.
"I'm just basically focusing on trying to get the offer by the end of December or January," Meadows said. "They want to wait until January because of last year's grades."
Shoring up his requirements in the classroom is priority No. 1 for Meadows right now, but he has several recruiting options he is exploring concurrently.
"I'm just working on grades right now and trying to see where I want to go for official visits," Meadows said. "I plan on going to [West Virginia], but that's all I know so far. I talked to Coach [Bill Bedenbaugh] from West Virginia not too long ago. They want me to come out the third or fourth week of January for my visit."
The coaching carousel in college football could also open up some new opportunities for Meadows, and he is receiving new interest from a school that hired a head coach last week.
"I am in the process of building a relationship with Coach [Mark] Stoops at UK," Meadows said. "There has been contact with him and my coach and they want to watch film. That's as far as I have gotten today."
Meadows is rated three-stars and ranked as the No. 45 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 28 player in the state of Ohio.
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