April 11, 2007
Interested in Wyoming
Inside linebacker Sam Meginnis out of Lincoln (Neb.) East High School has found interest is building as his junior year nears its close. Harvard, Princeton, Colorado State, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Wyoming and Ohio have all contacted the Nebraska native.
"I don't have a favorite right now," he said. "I don't want to create false hope this early in the recruiting process."
But he did have an opinion on a couple of schools.
"Sure, I'm interested in Nebraska. I go to all the games, and the possibility of playing for them is awesome," he said. "Wyoming is a good school. Not the biggest program, but I might end up there."
He knows what he wants in the program and community he chooses.
"I want a place with something to do - a night life," he said. "Bowl games would be nice - and a place I can get to play."
With a 3.9 GPA, Meginnis is a very dedicated student who will base his decision on academics as well as football.
"I'm looking at dentistry and business administration," he said. "The academic part is very important to me."
Standing 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, he runs a 4.8 40 and has a bench max of 220 pounds and a squat max of 360 pounds. Add in a 28-inch vertical, and you have a very solid stat line.
"I need to work on my 40 time," he said. "But I do a little bit of everything well, and I like to hit."
In order to improve, Meginnis is going to visit some camps and schools this off-season.
"I'm going to camps at Nebraska, Kansas State, Iowa State and Colorado State and visiting Princeton and Harvard," he said. "I also attended the recent Nebraska Junior Day, and I had a good time."
He also added an interesting morsel about his thought process.
"I like Nebraska - don't get me wrong," he said. "But I could see myself going to a Wyoming or Colorado State - I want to play a couple of years, not just my senior year."
He's enjoying the recruiting process, though.
"It's been fun," Meginnis said. "I've heard about it since 6th grade, and I've always wanted to play college football."
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