Versailles’ Meyer signs with Ohio Northern University football

This is a guy who wasn’t a starter as a junior and came back his senior year and made All-MAC at center and defensive tackle ... Coach Ryan Jones

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Versailles' Dominic Meyer signs with Ohio Northern University football. (L-R) Erin Meyer (mother), Meyer, Dale Meyer (father). (Gaylen Blosser photo)

VERSAILLES – Versailles senior, Dominic Meyer signed to continue his education while playing for the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears football program.

“I am very excited,” Meyer said. “I got offered a position there. I have been there multiple times. It’s a great campus and they have great professors.”

“Dominic is a tremendous person, first of all, a very intelligent young man, tremendous work ethic, always does what you ask, a great leader,” said Versailles football coach Ryan Jones. “He turned out to be a fantastic leader this year.”

Meyer, the son of Erin and Dale Meyer, named to the All-MAC football team plans studies in Mechanical Engineering at ONU.

Although Meyer has high expectations on the field he also is realistic about his future football career at the next level.

“I think I fit in pretty well there,” he stated. “It might take me a couple of years to get to varsity but I will end up playing at some point. I expect to learn a lot more about football there, develop my technique more, and hopefully get good enough later to start varsity.”

Dominic Meyer to play for ONU football program. (front L-R) Erin Meyer (mother), Meyer, Dale Meyer (father), (standing) Versailles Coach Ryan Jones. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“This is a guy who wasn’t a starter as a junior and came back his senior year and made All-MAC at center and defensive tackle – pretty special,” said Coach Jones. “You don’t get that very often and that is attributed to his tremendous work ethic. The guy showed up determined every day and he had a fantastic year.”

“One of the guys we could depend on every Friday night and he got better and better as the year went on,” he added. “I wish I had another year with him but Ohio Northern is going to get him and they’re going to be better for it.”

Defensive tackle is a position for the Polar Bears Meyer believes he may be suited for.

“He has his options open and Ohio Northern will put him where they see him best but he did a tremendous job for us at the defensive tackle position,” noted Coach Jones. “His speed and his tenacity, and his willingness to work, he’s going to get stronger and he is going to develop those techniques and skills as he focuses on one position. I think that would be a great spot for him but that’s up for those coaches to decide. He can play wherever because of his attitude – he’ll make it work wherever they put him.”