West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West offensive tackle Kyle Meadows had a good sense of where his recruitment was headed a month ago, but the way the last few weeks have transpired are forcing him to take a new look at the teams on his list.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Meadows has accumulated more than 20 scholarship offers, but it was an offer from Florida State that the three-star prospect told Rivals.com earlier this month was standing out. Since that early May conversation, though, Meadows has not gotten a strong vibe from the Seminoles.
"I haven't heard anything in awhile, so I'm really not sure what is going on," Meadows said. "I've tried [calling], but none of the coaches have answered their phone. I may have to move on and look somewhere different."
If there is one team that is starting to assume the position Florida State held on his list, it would be West Virginia.
"I am really excited about West Virginia and I'm going to really start looking into them," Meadows said. "I have the possibility to start as a freshman because they are losing 4-5 o-linemen."
Mountaineers assistant coach Bill Bedenbaugh is Meadows primary contact at West Virginia, and the three-star lineman plans to visit Morgantown this summer. He also is confident of trips to Indiana and Illinois and could visit Purdue and others.
"They just said call them and I can just come in whenever," Meadows said. "I'm going to see what I can do if I decide to go there, and look at their Mechanical Engineering programs."
Meadows has held steady at just over 20 offers since the start of May, but is starting to receive new attention from a pair of schools.
"Ohio State is starting to come back because they said some spots opened on the o-line," Meadows said. "Boston College, they are coming in right now."