Four-star linebacker prospect Jonathan Meyers says two teams currently lead for his services. His…
Meyers Tosses Major Curveball
Jonathan Meyers had a bevy of offers from some of the top programs around the country including Michigan, Florida, UCLA, Miami, Oklahoma, California and Virginia, but when the 6-foot-1, 220-pound middle linebacker sat down and thought about his future recently he chose to make a decision for the next 40 years of his life and opted for the Ivy Leagues. "I committed to Princeton on December 17th," Meyers said. "I had a bunch of offers, but at the end it really came down to Florida, Michigan, Virginia and Princeton because of the academics at each school. Princeton and Virginia both gave me the opportunity to play for elite lacrosse programs as well, but my final two ended up being Florida and Princeton. I guess my decision is a little bit of a curveball." Curveball would be stating it very, very lightly with all due respect to Princeton who is one of the best academic institutions in the world, however does not have near the prowess of the gridiron as any of those other schools obviously. Meyers talked about why he opted for the Ivy League. "At Princeton I'll be receiving the best education in the country, have an opportunity to play for a winning football program and also be able to play for one of the best lacrosse teams in the country," Meyers explained. "I anticipate being able to go in and start immediately for both teams and am excited to have four years of success while I'm there." As for the Florida/Princeton battle… "Obviously I love Florida and when I went down there everything was always great including the coaches and players," Meyers stated. "They have one of the best football programs in the country and my father went there, so it was very difficult for me to say no, but Princeton just had the intangibles that Florida didn't in a lot of ways. It was a very tough decision for me to make and I would have been in a great situation no matter which school I picked, but in the end I felt like this was the right pick for me to make." In ten games as a senior, Meyers rushed 170 times for 1550 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also had 130 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception that he returned for a touchdown on his way to being named first-team All-State by every major paper in the state of Connecticut.
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