Recruiting is a funny game. With school not allowed to comment about players until they sign, it's often hard to catch every single recruit ina team's class before National Signing Day. Well, we almost missed one Kent State commitment in such a manner.
2015 dual-threat quarterback Jakobi Meyers committed to the Golden Flashes on June 25, 2014, per 247Sports; more than a month ago. The 6-foot-2, 180 pound right-hander is currently unranked by any major scouting service and his only confirmed FBS offer to this point is from Kent State.
The Lithonia, Georgia native plays his ball at Arabia Mountain high school, where he split time between quarterback and free safety in 2013. Meyers went 68-for-126 with 1,147 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions while splitting the quarterbacking duties with senior Trevous Reynolds.
While Meyers isn't the most polished passer, he possesses a rocket for an arm, though his touch could use some improvement. Playing from the shotgun, Meyers also shows off his dual-threat capabilities via bootlegs and such, showing a great initial burst and a long stride that makes him a threat on the ground as well. The three sport athlete (he plays basketball and baseball for Arabia Mountain) possesses great athleticism, and with some work he can polish up his passing skills and become a potential threat in the MAC where there's a history of dual-threat quarterbacks (especially at Kent State) putting up outrageous numbers.
Meyers is a great under-the-radar get for the Golden Flashes. He has all the makings of a potential playmaker under center. Check out Meyers' highlights for yourself, courtesy of Hudl: