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Friday, November 16, 2012
OT Kyle Meadows 'loved' Sooners visit

By Bob Przybylo

Originally it looked like the Baylor weekend was a bit of a dud with only Cochran scheduled for an official visit. However that changed late last week when three-star offensive tackle Kyle Meadows (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) said he would be taking a visit as well.

First report? Positive signs for OU and Meadows.

“I’ve talked to him a couple of times since the visit. He loved it,” West Chester Lakota West coach Larry Cox said. “Everything about it. I don’t see a single negative thing about his time at OU.”

The biggest shock about Meadows visit was him taking an official visit to a school he doesn’t have an offer from yet. Following the visit, he is closer to that offer but still doesn’t have an official offer from the Sooners.

“He’s not discouraged. That’s part of the business,” Cox said. “He has quality offers and is going to get his education paid for. He’s handling this process really well and stays level-headed about everything.”

Meadows has made a lot of unofficial visits, but the OU visit was his first official one. Cox said Meadows is hopeful to make visits to West Virginia and Florida State.

It has been a whirlwind process between OU and Meadows. OU offensive tackles coach Bruce Kittle inquired about Meadows a few weeks ago and finally got to talk to Meadows last week.

“I’ve had players at Alabama, Ohio State and Cincinnati -- I understand what they’re looking for,” Cox said. “He’s that level of player. He can play at OU. I’m not going to sell them a bag of junk. That doesn’t help anybody.”

Meadows’ season ended a few weeks ago, but it has been a busy time for Cox with helping his kids in the recruiting process. And he takes a special interest in Meadows.

“He’s such a good kid. Doesn’t get too high or too low,” Cox said. “He’s playing basketball for us now. In my time, he’s the best pass blocker we’ve ever had. He has a ton of upside to him.”

And what stood out the most during his OU trip? The players.

“He couldn’t believe how down to earth they were,” Cox said. “There was no arrogance or anything like that. They work hard and earn everything. He loved how that was their attitude.”