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Northwestern lands first defensive transfer of offseason

The graduate transfer should add instant depth to the defensive line.

Former Old Dominion defensive tackle Jeremy Meiser announced on Wednesday his intention to transfer to Northwestern.

Meiser committed to Old Dominion in 2016 from Ohio’s storied Archbishop Moeller High School, which produced talents such as Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Larkin, and Jaxson Hayes. As a consensus two-star recruit, Meiser chose ODU over 16 other offers including several Group of Five and Ivy league programs.

Meiser started a combined 19 games in 2018 and 2019 for the Monarchs and was named a team captain for the 2019 season. Although Old Dominion was forced to cancel its 2020 season due to Covid-19 concerns, Meiser registered 24 tackles, including five for a loss, in 2019.

Strength is always key for Northwestern’s defensive-line and Meiser adds a lot of it. Known for his toughness and old-school style of play, he should have no problem fitting in. During his junior year, he recorded bench presses of 445 pounds as well as squats of 515 pounds.

Meiser becomes the first defensive transfer to commit to NU this offseason.