J.R. Tucker lineman Justin Meade (Photo:Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Tucker OL Justin Meade grabs offers from both Glenville State and UVA-Wise
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
The importance of having solid, agile and versatile offensive linemen never goes underappreciated.
Among those linemen looking to find a home on National Signing Day will be Tucker star Justin Meade.
Since the conclusion of the regular season he’s had a rather eventful few months ensuring all of his recruitment affairs are in order so there are no surprises come National Signing Day. Meade has been able to secure four collegiate offers over the last month including UVA-Wise and Glenville State that dropped in over the course of the last two weeks.
“Both Glenville State and UVA-Wise coaches called me,” Meade told recruit804. “UVA-Wise called Monday evening before my basketball game and told me that he was going to offer me and that my official visit would be on January 26th.”
“Glenville called me yesterday evening before my basketball game against Hermitage and told me they were going to extend an offer to me and that my official visit would be on February 2nd a few days before National Signing Day. I’ve been in contact with the coaches ever since the season has ended and I feel that both programs would be a great fit for me. Also, my official visits will determine if I remain open about one or the other.”
Quincy University began to show interest in mid-December and eventually pulled the trigger on Justin Meade. The Tucker product had his film evaluated by the Quincy coaching staff as well as his transcripts and test scores which instantly led to mutual interest. Meade also holds offers from Palmetto Prep, Sacred Heart (PWO), Culver-Stockton, Virginia Coast Academy and Virginia University of Lynchburg.
After a visit in October, Norfolk State has amped up it’s interest in Meade and is preparing to make a visit out to Tucker within the next few weeks. Until then, Meade will take visits to West Virginia State (January 19), UVA-Wise (January 26) and Glenville State (February 2). Virginia State in on the agenda for Meade, however; a tentative date is yet to be scheduled. Whether or not Meade makes a decision on his future prior to National Signing Day will depend on how his official visits go in the months of January and February.
– Brandon Mitchell