Top quarterback transfers to Knox

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 hasn’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.

“We got to get better at throwing the ball,” Prairie Fire head coach Andy Gibbons said. “If we can throw as efficiently as he threw the ball in high school, we are going to win a lot of football games.”

At big-school power Cary-Grove High School, Meyer was exactly that — 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 — not necessarily fast but crafty, Eisele says — has the ability to run as his 13 rushing touchdowns as a high school senior illustrates.

“As far as throwing the ball, Bill is probably as proficient as anybody we can have in this offense,” 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.