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Letter of intent No. 9: Quarterback Jakobi Meyers

Jakobi Meyers
Lithonia (Ga.) Arabia Mountain High
6-foot-1, 180 pounds
• At a Nike combine ran the 20-yard shuttle in 4.58 seconds, registered a 29.6-inch vertical leap and had a 29.5-foot power throw.
• Senior: Completed 105 of 192 passes (54.7 percent) for 1,562 yards and 17 touchdowns with nine interceptions, and rushed 69 times for 481 yards and two scores in eight games.
• Junior: Was 68-of-126 passing (54.0 percent) for 1,147 yards and 13 touchdowns with four interceptions, and ran 50 times for 120 yards and three more scores.
• Two stars.
• Two stars.
• 247Sports: Three stars, No. 51 dual-threat quarterback in the country, No. 183 in the state.
• ESPN: Three stars, No. 53 dual-threat quarterback in country, No. 164 in the state.
• Stars in baseball at shortstop and pitcher, finishing second in the county with a .500 batting average in 50 at-bats as a junior and stealing 13 bases.
• Played for quarterbacks coach and former NCSU signal-caller Jatavis Sanders.
• Also played basketball for three years.
• Carries 3.7 grade point average and is member of National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, National Beta Club.
• Earned the National Academy of Future Physician's and Medical Scientist Award of Excellence
• Made a verbal commitment to Kent State in June.
• Picked up offers from NC State and Wake Forest in January and committed to the Pack on Jan. 18 while on an official visit.
• Added a late offer from Florida, but declined to take a trip there the weekend before signing day.
Recruiter of record:
• Quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Matt Canada
"I think Jakobi fits great. The offense is multiple and I think it will allow Jakobi to show off his arm, as well as his mobility. There are some good, young players at State that are up and coming, and I think he will fit in well with them." - Arabia Mountain quarterbacks coach Jatavis Sanders.
Scouting report:
• Newcomer to football who did not start playing until during his sophomore season and did not become a full-time starter until his senior year.
• Good athlete capable of making plays with his legs.
• Has a smaller frame for a quarterback but still possesses a strong arm.
2015 projection:
Meyers comes into an ideal situation at NC State. Fifth-year senior Jacoby Brissett is back as the starting quarterback, and redshirt freshman Jalan McClendon is poised to back him up. Meyers becomes the third scholarship quarterback on the roster, so he will have to be ready just in case, but more likely he will redshirt.
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