By NU Athletic Communications
DL, 6-4, 225, Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei HS)
Cameron Meredith is one of three players from California who are part of Nebraska's 2008 signing class. Meredith committed to the Huskers last August and is one of three players projected to start their Nebraska career on the defensive line. The 6-4, 225-pound Meredith was a three-year starter at Mater Dei High School, annually one of the nation's powerhouse prep programs. Mater Dei was ranked nationally for much of the season, before losing in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs and finishing with a 9-2 record. Meredith was hampered by injury during his senior season, but still managed to earn co-Defensive MVP honors in the Trinity League and first-team All-Orange County honors from the Orange County Register. Meredith was also a third-team all-state pick by Cal Hi Sports. As a senior, Meredith had 65 unsassisted tackles, 27 assists, 7.5 sacks, nine quarterback hurries, two caused fumbles and one fumble recovery. Meredith was also a standout for Coach Bruce Rollinson as a junior, when he made 60 tackles, including eight sacks, and recovered a pair of fumbles. His play as a junior earned Meredith first-team all-league and second-team all-county honors. Meredith has outstanding speed for his size and showed the versatility to also line up at linebacker. Meredith is regarded as one of the top 15 weakside defensive ends in the country by Rivals.com and one of the top 70 prospects in California by Rivals.com, Scout.com and SuperPrep Magazine. Meredith chose Nebraska over a host of other schools including Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma and Arizona State. Meredith was born on Nov. 20, 1989, and is the son of Cory and Katherine Meredith.