Cameron Meredith, the 6-foot-4.5, 222-pound three-star defensive end from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., continues to favor Oregon, Oklahoma and Nebraska solidly over Washington State and Arizona. All of his favorites have offered.
He's already visited the Ducks and Sooners and plans to visit Nebraska in August. "I'm going to be going to Arizona and Arizona State next week and then I'm visiting Nebraska in a few weeks.
"I like how Nebraska is a big-time football school and I'm excited about visiting them," Meredith said. "I really expect big things from them this season. They've been getting better and better every year and they've got a lot of good players returning. I'll definitely be watching them closely."
Another team that Meredith has high expectations for is Oklahoma. "They are always a winning team and always do well," he said. "It's a great environment too. It's got that southern feel to it and everyone talks with an accent. Everyone loves football there. They also have top of the line facilities."
Meredith, ranked No. 64 in the West by Scout.com and the No. 35 defensive end nationally, and sympathizes the Oklahoma's NCAA penalties, including loss of wins and scholarships, now under appeal. "I don’t really care about it," he said. "It's too bad for the team because it was basically just a bad decision by a couple of kids. They made bad choices and the university can't really control kids from doing bad things. I don't think the university did anything wrong."
He hasn't scheduled any official visits, but definitely plans to visit Oregon. "I really like all the coaches," he said. "They are all down-to-earth and they really know how to motivate their players. They don't really yell or anything. I also love that it's a college town and everyone supports the team. It's just a really nice place."
Meredith says he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision. "I'm just taking it all in and want to see how all these teams do this year," he said.
"I want to play for good coaches and get along with the other players," Meredith said. "Also, I want to find a place where I feel like I could live for the next four to five years."
The only camp that Meredith attended was USC, but the Trojans aren't recruiting him.
He also has offers from Boise State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Colorado and several others.
Meredith reports a 2.7 core GPA and says he's test-qualified. "I didn't like my score though and I'm gonna take the SAT again in October."