QB Alton Meeks to Iowa State -- as LB 

November, 28, 2012
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Even though the position is somewhat foreign to him, playing linebacker isn’t expected to be a problem for Alton Meeks (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips). He’s a self-proclaimed football player, and he just wants to play at the college level.

When Iowa State offered Meeks -- a 6-foot-3 athlete recruited heavily as a quarterback before a leg injury -- a chance to play linebacker in the Big 12 Conference, it was something he heavily considered. On Wednesday, Meeks became the Cyclones’ 24th commitment and the team’s second linebacker of the 2013 recruiting class.

“I played quarterback all throughout high school. I haven’t played a lot a linebacker,” Meeks said. “This year, a lot of schools just wanted to see what I could do at linebacker. I’m all for that.

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