Meagher eager to continue studies, gridiron career at Valparaiso University

July 17th, 2008    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Alex Meagher, Glen Este High School football standout, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.

Meagher, a linebacker, was without a doubt, one of Clermont County’s best defensive players last football season.

A four-year gridder, he earned three varsity letters and his senior year was named to the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division all-stars and the all-city dream team.

He also competed his freshman year in basketball at GE.

Glen Este football standout Alex Meagher, right, and former Loveland gridiron great and current standout at Wittenberg University, Billy West, work out together on the Loveland High School track.
Meagher had previously indicated he would attend Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, but changed his mind decided to go to Valpo because of "better opportunities."

He has decided he will major in sports medicine.

His mother, Melissa, is very approving of his choice of college.

"Valparaiso, I think, is a great fit from him. It is a beautiful campus."

Two varsity football battles standout in his mind as highlights of his stellar career.

"Against St. Xavier my junior year we held the most powerful offense in Ohio to 14 points. I had 10 solo tackles and a sack in that game. . . We beat Princeton this year on my birthday. I had two sacks."

Zak Taylor, head football coach at Glen Este, said, "Alex is a great kid. He was very dedicated. A real good ball player. He was a real good leader for us, too."

"I really got a lot out of watching my brother (Zach, a member of the University of Louisville football squad and a former GE football all-star)," said Meagher in pointing out important people in his life. "I really decided I wanted to take after him. . . My mom helped me out with making decisions about college and made visits with me to the schools."

Big brother Zach is very proud of his sibling.

"He's a good guy. He's the hardest worker I've ever seen on the field."
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