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Meadows hits pause on recruiting

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High school summer camps are opening across the country this month, and many class of 2013 prospects have turned their attention away from the recruiting process and towards their senior seasons. West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West offensive tackle Kyle Meadows is in that group.
"I have put it on the backburner for a little bit," Meadows said. "I am going to wait awhile and let it ride until the [latest] I can."
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Meadows lists offers from the likes of Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, N.C. State, Pitt, Purdue and West Virginia. The Seminoles jumped out to an early lead in the spring, but communication between to the two parties dropped off and Meadows reverted back to having no favorites.
"It is the same as it was before," Meadows said. "I haven't talked to coaches that much; just trying to stay healthy and focus on the team camps.
"I have been going on visits and talking to coaches, so as the season progresses I will start rebuilding my list and doing official visits. I'm looking to start [official visits] during the season, but if it takes longer than I want to I will keep going with it."
Meadows is unsure which schools will receive official visits from him during his senior year. He did make unofficial visits to West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois this summer. Tennessee is the only one of those schools not to have offered yet.
"I might have an offer later down the road," Meadows said. "They said to get some tape together and maybe they will offer.
"They were basically selling the same thing, so I will basically have to make more visits and see where they stand out from each other. I got to see academic programs, talked to coaches, saw the facilities and that was about it."
Meadows also attended a summer camp at Ohio State back in June where he was hoping to earn an offer from the Buckeyes.
"I did well at the camp but I didn't get an offer from them," Meadows said. "I was talking to Coach [Kerry] Coombs and he wanted me to go to Friday Night Lights, but I couldn't make it. That was the last I talked to them, so I don't think there will be any chance for me to go to Ohio State."
Meadows will team with a new addition, 2014 running back Mikel Horton, to lead Lakota West's offense this fall and Meadows is encouraged by his progress this summer.
"I had to shake off some cobwebs after being away from it awhile," he said. "I'm around the same area I was around the end of my junior year, just more physical, faster and smarter."
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