OT Meador balancing eight offers 

January, 12, 2012
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Three-star offensive tackle Braden Meador (Montgomery, Texas) has several options as signing day draws near. With offers from eight schools, Meador is in the process of narrowing his choices and choosing the school that best fits him, athletically and academically speaking.

Meador, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle, has offers from Houston, Air Force, Tulane and UTEP, as well as offers from Ivy League schools Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale. Meador also gets regular contact from TCU, Missouri, Louisiana Tech, and Oklahoma State. He said he’s only taken one official to Columbia, which occurred before the Christmas break.

“I have been invited to UTEP, Missouri, Harvard and Yale so far,” Meador said. “I have taken two unofficial visits to Texas Tech, SMU and TCU this past fall.”