There was a time a few short years ago when schools from all across the country wouldn’t have been too interested in Holy Cross cornerback Kyle Meyers.
“He was probably about 5-foot-3 and 120 pounds as a freshman,” Holy Cross coach Eric Rebaudo said. “I’m not sure what he ate, but between his freshman and sophomore year he grew about four inches and put on some weight and has started since then.”
Now Meyers is a 6-foot, 170-pounder whose recruiting interest has really picked up since the spring.
After receiving a flurry of scholarship offers recently, Meyers committed to Florida State on Thursday.
“I want to thank God that I am very blessed to say I have committed to Florida State University,” Meyers announced on Twitter. “I feel that Florida State is the perfect fit for me both athletically and academically. I want to thank all the coaches who offered me a scholarship and for believing in my abilities. I can’t wait to become apart of ‘Nole Nation.’ ”
The commitment, the 18th in Florida State’s 2016 class, came on the same day the Seminoles offered Meyers a scholarship at their camp.
Meyers recorded 26 solo tackles with three interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a junior for the Tigers.
He is rated a three-star recruit and the No. 32 cornerback in the country by 247Sports. He has a long list of offers including Tulane, Clemson, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Minnesota, and Southern Miss.
Many of those offers came in the spring after he ran a 4.37 in the 40 at a camp.
“He was getting a lot of interest from some smaller schools, but everyone became really intrigued after that,” Rebaudo said.
Rebaudo isn’t surprised to see Meyers’ recruiting take off. He saw something special in Meyers as a freshman, despite him being undersized at the time.
“The one word that comes to mind is ‘competitor’, Rebaudo said. “We had a receiver at the time named Kevin Spears (who went on to play at LSU). As a freshman, Kyle would push people out of the way to try to go up against Kevin. He’s always had that mentality where he wanted to go up against the best receiver there was. If he got beat on a play, he doesn’t hang his head. He just comes back for the next play. He has that short-term memory.”
Meyers is the third Holy Cross player to make a commitment.
Running back Tre Turner committed to Arizona State and outside linebacker Kenny Hebert has committed to Tulane.
Players can make their commitments official on Feb. 3, National Signing Day.