May 22, 2024

Urban Meyer Reacts to Recruit’s Complaints About His Visitation to….

Urban Meyer Responds to Recruit’s Criticism over His OSU Visit.

Though many consider Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer to be one of the best college football recruiters, Kentucky signee Landon Young was not pleased with how the three-time national champion and his school approached him as a prospect.

According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Young is a 4-star offensive tackle and a member of Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class. Young blasted Meyer’s recruiting practises to David Collier of SECCountry.com. According to Austin Ward of ESPN.com, Meyer acknowledged the criticism and addressed it on Tuesday.

Meyer stated he read the remarks and spoke with his team, saying, “As a player, we have a great deal of respect for him.” I was quite dissatisfied with our employees because we declined to offer him

Landon Young, a signee from Kentucky, was not pleased with how the three-time national champion and his university approached him as a prospect. Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer is regarded as one of the best recruiters in all of college football.

Young, a 4-star offensive tackle in Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, chastised Meyer for how he handled him during the recruiting process in an interview with David Collier of SECCountry.com. Austin Ward of ESPN.com reports that Meyer acknowledged the criticism and addressed it on Tuesday.

“We have a lot of respect for him as a player, a lot,” Meyer said after reading the remarks and talking with his staff. I was quite disappointed in our employees for not extending an offer to him.

When I had gone up to camp there, they had treated me like garbage, like I was just a piece of meat. I said, “Well, coach, I came up to a camp and sent you my film and everything back when I was just committing to Kentucky and keeping my options open, and you didn’t even reply.” It appeared as though you had just removed it.

“Well, if you look back at that time, how big were you?” he asked. “6-7, 270, just like I am now,” I uttered. He said, “Well, you were an insubstantial tackle, an insubstantial player,” implying that I wasn’t even good enough to be considered for an Ohio State four-star tackle recruiting class. “Now what offers did,” he remarked.

They had treated me like a piece of meat when I had gone up to camp there, and I was just treated like garbage. Coach, I came up to a camp and sent you my film and everything, and you didn’t even reply back when I was just committing to Kentucky and keeping my options open. You guys seemed to have just erased it.

“Well, looking back at that time, you were how big?” he asked. I said, “6-7, 270, exactly as I am right now.” He was saying that I (didn’t) even measure up to be able to be recruited by Ohio State as a four-star tackle when he said, “Well, you were an insubstantial tackle, an insubstantial player.” ‘Now what offers did,’ he said?

Fans of Kentucky will likely take offence if they hear one of the biggest names in college football refer to their programme as “insubstantial,” but Young was obviously influenced by Meyer’s style and chose the Wildcats over the Buckeyes.

Eleven Warriors’ Jeremy Birmingham came up with an additional interpretation of how Young could have read the whole thing:

Unfortunately, Ward pointed out that Meyer’s response to the offensive tackle’s remarks did not agree with the notion that Young wasn’t a good enough player for Ohio State.

Instead, Meyer acknowledged that it likely took his staff too long to realise how valuable a recruit Young could be right away for the Buckeyes offence, as reported by Ward: “I think we missed on him early on and I was very upset with our coaching staff and the recruiter in that area and the position coach when we did want to offer him afterwards and felt like he was a great player.”

Kentucky is hoping that during his collegiate career, Young makes enough of an impression on the pitch that Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff will be sorry they missed out on him. Despite being 6’7″ and 270 pounds, 247Sports reports that he ran a 4.80 40-yard dash, which is impressive given his size. He can maul defensive linemen up front to open holes for the rushing attack, or he can move laterally to protect the passer.

A prospect highlight reel was shared by MaxPreps:

It’s noteworthy in and of itself that Young picked Kentucky over Alabama, Ohio State, and other universities. The Buckeyes are coming off a 12-1 season and a Fiesta Bowl victory in 2015. They won the national championship in 2014. In 12 of the previous 14 years, they have also won at least ten games, and Meyer, a three-time national champion, is leading the charge.

One of the cornerstone programmes in the sport is Ohio State, and if several Buckeyes are chosen in the next NFL draught, their standing on the recruiting trail will only increase.

Ohio State has never historically competed with Kentucky or other elite programmes for some of the top

A highlight reel of the prospect was shared by MaxPreps:

It’s noteworthy in and of itself that Young selected Kentucky over schools like Ohio State and Alabama. In addition to their 12-1 record and Fiesta Bowl triumph in 2015, the Buckeyes won the national championship in 2014. Together with Meyer leading the way as a three-time national champion, they have also won at least ten games in 12 of the previous 14 years.

Being one of the cornerstone programmes in the league, Ohio State’s standing will likely only increase in the eyes of recruiters should several Buckeyes be chosen in the next NFL draught.

In the past, Ohio State has rarely competed with Kentucky or other top teams.

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