Jodie Meeks, the No. 36 ranked player in the class of 2006, picked up an ACC offer this past weekend. The 6-foot-4, 197-pound combo guard from Norcross (Ga.) High School is considering a total of six schools in the southeast.
"I’m considering Clemson, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, and Auburn,” said Meeks. “I don’t have a leader at this point. I’m still wide open and will consider all of my options. Clemson offered me this past weekend while I was there on an unofficial visit.”
Meeks had nothing but positive things to say about his recent visit to Clemson.
"I really liked it a lot,” he said. “I liked the players they all seemed like good guys. The coaches were really nice and seemed honest and trust worthy. The campus was great, and I had a chance to go to the football game and had a great time."
Good relationships and early playing are the two primary qualities Meeks is looking for in a college basketball program.
"I’ll be looking for a school where I have a good relationship with both the players and the coaches. I’d like to go somewhere I’ll get to play early, but I know I’ll have to work hard and earn it.”
More than anything right now, Meeks is focused on improving his game and helping his team contend for a state championship.
"I’m looking forward to this season,” he said. “We should have a good year and have a good shot at a state title.
“I’m working hard on my footwork and doing a lot of agility drills. I want to improve at everything. I want to be a complete player."
Meeks will get plenty attention from coaching staffs this fall. Coaches from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and Georgia Tech are slated to watch him workout.
Rivals.com got a very good look at Meeks in action during the Nike Hoop Jamboree this summer and came away with this evaluation:
Meeks is a scorer. He hit multiple contested threes, has a smooth midrange pull up jumper, and can get to the rim with either hand. Also possessing a high basketball I.Q., he did more than score. He defended well, got in passing lanes, and rebounded.
As a sophomore, Meeks averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game last season.