Three-star defensive end/athlete prospect Geoff Meinken (6-4, 255, 4.62) from Lynnwood, Wash., has been a longtime Washington State commit, but decided to take a visit to Stanford just make sure that he is making the right decision for him.
"Stanford was great, it was a great visit," Meinken said. "It was tough that Stanford lost, but it was still great. The campus was beautiful."
"Obviously when you take an official visit you are interested in the school," Meinken said. "I just want to make sure wherever I go to school that it is the right choice for me."
"I will be going to visit Washington State this coming weekend," Meinken said. "I will be going to see the Apple cup."
"It is pretty much down to Stanford and Washington State," Meinken said. "I have already met all the coaches at Washington State and I like them a lot."
"I can't close the door on a Stanford education and what it brings," Meinken said. "I will visit Washington State and then I will probably make my decision. I am waiting to see if I get through Stanford's admission's office before I make my college choice."
Meinken is being recruited as an athlete.
Due to Meinken's solid senior season, he earned first-team all-league as a defensive lineman and second-team all-league as a running back.
On the offensive side of the ball, he rushed for roughly 800 yards and scored three touchdowns. Defensively, he had over 50 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions that he brought back to the house. On interception return went for 70 yards, while the other was a 30 yarder.
Meinken was selected to the Rivals.com Washington Preseason Top 20 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Evergreen State's No. 10 prospect at any position.