Senior safety Mark Meyers and his Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer team received good news this week, and are ready to head into the OHSAA playoffs. The 6-0, 180-pound safety is also anticipating more good news with his recruitment.
The OHSAA had looked into allegations that Whitmer had used ineligible players this fall, but ruled on Monday that there was no evidence to support a forfeiture of their 2011 season or removal from the state playoffs. Now, Meyers and his teammates are focused on taking care of business in the postseason.
"We were confident because we didn't do anything wrong," Meyers said. "We have to stay focused and go for this. We can't look back, and we have to go for the big goal of a state championship."
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Meyers roamed the Whitmer defensive backfield during the regular season, collecting 97 tackles, 15 pass break ups and one interceptions. He also scored five touchdowns on offense.
Scholarship offers have already come in from Akron, Bowling Green, Kent State and Toledo, but other schools are still showing interest. One of those is Michigan State, and Meyers visited East Lansing for the Spartan's home contest against Michigan on Oct. 15.
"I liked it very much and I like how they run the program," Meyers said. "I've talked to Coach [Mark] Dantonio and they are recruiting me. They are waiting for my ACT score to come back to offer me. I love the atmosphere and everything there. It's a big stage to play on."
Meyers took his ACT this past Monday, and is awaiting the scores. Once those return he feels it will help clear up the recruiting process.
"Once I get my ACT score back, I will be pretty sure where I want to go," he said.
Meyers has also taken an unofficial, game day visit to Toledo this fall. His interest in the Rockets is high, and is not just about them being the hometown school.
"Out of the schools that offered me, the most [interest] I would say is Toledo," Meyers said. "I like the coaching staff and they are a good team."
Whitmer is the No. 1 seed in District 1, Region 2 of the OHSAA playoffs. They will play their first round game on Saturday against Whitehouse Anthony Wayne High.