With one game under his belt after returning from a six-game hiatus due to a broken fibula at his ankle, Dr. Phillips quarterback Alton Meeks is set to guide the Panthers into Friday night's Class 8A, District 5 title game against Freedom.

Meeks was hobbling again after last Thursday's return, having bumped his injured leg during the Panthers' 31-17 win over Evans. He turned the wrong way on a hand-off and running back Eric Harrell tripped over his injured leg.

"It felt real good to get back out there," Meeks said after the win over Evans. "I'd been waiting to get back out there ... now I'm able to move a little bit and feeling good."

So he should be good to go Friday night as the 8-0 Panthers look to stay unbeaten.

Meeks, a senior who is committed to Cincinnati for the 2013 recruiting class, said recently that his commitment is still solid with the Bearcats, but he did take an official visit to Iowa State this past weekend, checking out the scene in Ames.

"I really enjoyed it," said Meeks, who also said that he spent a little bit of time with redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Richardson, of Winter Park during his trip.

Meeks, who was also in Tallahassee for Florida State's game with Boston College two weeks ago on an unofficial visit, hung out a bit with Shawn Curtis of Olympia, who was also on an official visit to Ames. Curtis was hosted by former Jones offensive lineman Duaron Williams, who is redshirting during his freshman season at Iowa State.

Following Friday's game with Freedom, Meeks will be taking another official visit Saturday, this time to Cincinnati.

Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at chays@tribune.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Os_Recruiting and Facebook at Orlando Sentinel Recruiting and now on Pinterest at Orlando Recruiting.