Top recruit Bill Meyer decides that Knox is right for him after all.
Excerpt from the Register-Mail:
If the Prairie Fire are going to make a jump toward the upper echelon of the Midwest Conference, the coaches feel they must diversify the passing attack, which hasnâ€™t been much of an attack.
All that remained was finding a quarterback to make it work.
The Prairie Fire may have done just that.
Former Cary-Grove standout Bill Meyer, an incoming sophomore who was on the wishlist for most Division III teams in the region as a high school star, has transferred to Knox from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
â€œWe got to get better at throwing the ball,â€ Prairie Fire head coach Andy Gibbons said. â€œIf we can throw as efficiently as he threw the ball in high school, we are going to win a lot of football games.â€
At big-school power Cary-Grove High School, Meyer was exactly that â€” a model of efficiency.
He threw for 1,410 yards with 15 touchdowns and two interceptions as senior running the same double-slot triple option offense Knox employs. As a junior, the throwing numbers were equally impressive with 13 touchdowns to only one pick. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound bullish quarterback â€” not necessarily fast but crafty, Eisele says â€” has the ability to run as his 13 rushing touchdowns as a high school senior illustrates.
â€œAs far as throwing the ball, Bill is probably as proficient as anybody we can have in this offense,â€ Eisele said.
Meyer has tasted winning wherever he has played. With him as its starter for two seasons, Cary-Grove went 22-2 with two Fox Valley Conference titles. At Case Western last fall, where he was the junior varsity starting quarterback, the varsity squad finished 11-1.