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Davin Meggett (RB-Maryland) Signs With Adisa Bakari For 2012 NFL Draft

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Davin Meggett had a respectable, but non-flashy 3-star rating by when he was coming out of high school.  The running back from Surrattsville, Maryland was ranked 16th in his state.  But he is the son of former successful running back Dave Meggett (who is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for rape and robbery), so he certainly has the genes to be a star.  The University of Maryland took a chance on Davin and they have to be happy with their choice.

In 2010, Meggett averaged 5.7 yards-per-rush, which was reduced to 5.2 yards-per-rush in 2011.  In a tough season for the Terrapins, Meggett’s best game came against West Virginia University early in the year, when he ran for 113 yards. likes his potential at the next level, giving Meggett a rating of #7 out of a total of 165 running backs.  The site projects him to be a 4-5 round pick.

Roughly a week ago, Meggett signed with agent Adisa Bakari of Dow Lohnes Sports in an effort to get his NFL Draft grade even higher.  Bakari’s practice is based in nearby Washington D.C.  In 2011, Bakari was honored at The Network Journal (TNJ)’s 14th Annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards.  TNJ is a New York tri-state premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.