San Diego, CA | 6014 | 205 | 4.55E | 2019
Possesses prototypical size for the new breed NFL corner, to go along with great awareness and instincts. His ability to play man-to-man or zone coverage, along with his versatility at the position are his most attractive attributes. He does an outstanding job of reading the quarterback and anticipating throws and has made numerous big play interceptions. He has a knack to rise to the occasion on the big stage and has picked off quarterbacks such as potential first round pick Luke Falk, DeShone Kizer (Browns) and CJ Beathard (49ers) by utilizing his smarts/angles. He was timed at 4.51 in the forty-yard dash, with a 36” vertical jump coming out of high school—made an immediate impact as a freshman and played a key role in guiding The Cardinal to a Rose Bowl victory. “I’ve always said I was born to do this, I was born to play football,” he was quoted. “It’s just great coming in as a freshman, that was my mindset coming in here. I wanted to play right away and I just worked hard to get to this point and I’m just blessed to be here.” A three-sport athlete in high school (football, track and field and baseball). His father played football at Arkansas State and coached in NFL from 1991-2012 (defensive coordinator for Colts in Super Bowl XLI).
2016: All-Pac-12 honorable mention. 11 games played. 22 tackles (15 solo), two interceptions, six pass breakups.
2015: 14 games played. 34 tackles (22 solo). Team-high three interceptions. Four pass breakups.
High School/Personal: Played football at Del Norte (Calif.) under head coach Leigh Cole. Four-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and PrepStar. Nation’s 23rd-best cornerback by Rivals, 32nd by 247Sports. Nation’s 28th-best safety by PrepStar, 34th by ESPN, 74th by Scout. California’s 31st-best recruit by Rivals, 38th by 247Sports, 40th by PrepStar, 52nd by ESPN, 68th by Scout. School’s record holder for single-season touchdowns (13). 2015 B2G West Coast Bowl All-America. 2015 Cal-Hi Sports all-state third team. 2014 all-CIF. 2014 all-league. 2013 all-league. 2013 team MVP. Two-time all-academic. Led team to 2013 league title. Lettered in football, track and field, and baseball. Full name is Quenton Terry Meeks. Son of Ron Meeks and Nikki Mitchell. Father played football at Arkansas State. Father coached in NFL from 1991-2012. Defensive coordinator for Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLI title run. Two siblings, Chris and Sadie. Majoring in sociology.