Matt Myers hopes to know by the end of the week if he'll return to Bishop Timon-St. Jude for his senior season of high school, or if the standout quarterback will be going somewhere else.
Myers - a first-team member of the All-Western New York squad in 2016 - sent a message via Twitter that he hadn't made a decision yet, but would announce his next move on the social media outlet.
The rumor mill has been busy lately with what might happen to Bishop Timon-St. Jude's football program in 2017. It started when Joe Licata was named athletic director and head football coach at the school on Friday. While there has been talk about the school dropping varsity football this fall and fielding only a junior varsity team, nothing has been confirmed by representatives at Bishop Timon yet.
However, three games on the Bishop Timon fall football schedule, all against out-of-state opponents, have been cancelled. Two prominent players on the Tigers' roster already have made plans to transfer. Two-time All-Western New York first team lineman Jeremiah Sanders will play for South Park this fall, while wide receiver Juston Johnson is said to be ready to switch schools as well.
If Bishop Timon does not field a team this season, the team's other top players certainly would want to consider a transfer to another school. Missing a full season could reduce their chances of landing a college scholarship substantially.
Myers already has accepted a scholarship offer from the University at Buffalo starting in the fall of 2018, and certainly would want to play a full season as a senior in preparation for college. Licata - himself a former UB quarterback - told News' reporter Miguel Rodriguez earlier this week that he understands Myers' situation.
"I love Matt," Licata said. "I think he's the best quarterback in Western New York. I would love to work with him but he has to do what's best for him and his family."