The recruitment of West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West offensive tackle Kyle Meadows is coming down to the final month of the process, and now a new school has entered the conversation for his final official visit.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Meadows has taken official visits to Oklahoma and Louisville. He has scheduled two more trips for this month and is considering a new interest for his final official visit.
"I have Kentucky this Friday, West Virginia the week after and I think I am going to Rutgers for my last one," Meadows reported.
Rutgers made contact with Meadows for the first time this past weekend when the Cincinnati-area prospect spoke with the Scarlet Knight's offensive line coach.
"They just have been talking to me lately and the coach is coming in Friday morning before I leave for Kentucky," Meadows said. "They are looking for athletic offensive tackles and they had watched my tape. They want to see what I am about and talk to me about Rutgers."
Kentucky started recruiting Meadows shortly after Mark Stoops was hired as head coach in Lexington. He has received a lot of love from the Wildcats in anticipation of this weekend's official visit.
"On Twitter the whole Big Blue nation is crazy about me, so I just want to see how it goes on this official visit Friday and be a part of Big Blue Nation for three days," Meadows said.
Meadows took his first official visit of the recruiting process back in November to Oklahoma. The Sooners have not yet offered a scholarship, but contact between the two parties has been on-going since that trip.
"I talk to Coach [Bruce] Kittle every week and basically it's going to come down before signing day," Meadows said. "They should be offering next week, probably, because my grades finalize before exams."
The trip to Oklahoma was followed up with an official visit to Louisville the weekend of Dec. 14. He rated that trip similar to his official visit with the Sooners, then tuned in to see the Cardinals take down Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
"It was a pretty impressive win, especially being the Big East against the SEC," Meadows said.
Following his final official visit, Meadows plans to look back over all five trips and make his college selection ahead of National Signing Day.