J.R. Tucker lineman Justin Meade (Photo:Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Quincy University increases interest in J.R. Tucker OL Justin Meade
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
We often don’t credit offensive lineman that way that we should. Unless you’re a two-way offensive lineman, you’ll never get the chance to see what it feels like to sack an opposing quarterback.
After you’re finished with your block, more times than not you’ll be looking downfield for someone else to block. Most offensive lineman never gets the chance to run it in for a touchdown or catch a pass for a touchdown. Which is why when running backs, wide receiver and quarterbacks hand an offensive lineman the ball to assume a touchdown celebration, it means a little more than any other position.Tucker offensive lineman and four-year starter Justin Meade endured hard times this past season as he was a part of a Tigers’ program that lost all 10 games. This was a year after finishing the season 5-5 in hopes to make the playoffs for the first time in school history. Progression eluded J.R. Tucker yet again. However, Meade has found himself on the right side of a successful recruiting campaign.
On Wednesday evening, Meade was able to secure his sixth collegiate offer from Quincy University.
“I feel that my recruitment process quickly sky rocketed and that many schools are continuing to talk and communicate with me which includes scheduling several visits,” Meade told recruit804.
Meade’s other offers include: Palmetto Prep, Sacred Heart (PWO), Culver-Stockton, Virginia Coast Academy and Virginia University of Lynchburg. Thus far, the Tucker product doesn’t have a front-runner with National Signing Day quickly approaching. Meade feels as though the interest he’s getting from recruiting is changing too hastily to make a premature decision at the moment. This falls in line with the pace of both Immanuel Hickman (Matoaca) and Kei’Trel Clark (Manchester).
Quincy University is expecting a visit from Meade sometime in January as well as Culver-Stockton, Virginia State and the University of Charleston. Among the most important factors for Meade will be ensuring the program he picks contains his desired degree program.
“For me, first I want to know if they have a really good business program. Following this is a nice campus, facilities, and have a winning cultural within the program,” Meade stated.
– Brandon Mitchell