Urban Meyer addresses recruit’s criticisms

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer made some headlines last week after former Buckeyes recruit Landon Young said that the three-time champion treated him “like crap” on his visit,” and Meyer addressed Young’s comments today.

Speaking to Ari Wasserman of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Meyer denied that he intentionally treated Young as such and pinned it as a combination of miscommunication from the coaching staff and Young misinterpreting what he heard.

“About the treating him bad, we don’t do that on purpose,” Meyer said. “If that’s his feelings. I went back and talked to our staff about it, because I don’t want that to be out there.”

Young ultimately signed with Kentucky and was just verbally committed to them when he visited Ohio State, and Meyer made a point of telling Wasserman that there was every intention of offering Young a scholarship.

“We didn’t offer him earlier, but we did want to offer him,” Meyer added. “Afterward, he really grew on me. He’s a great player and I think we missed on him early on, and I was very upset with our coaching staff, the recruiter and that area and the position coach.”

That said, odds are greater than none that this won’t negatively affect Urban Meyer nor Ohio State’s recruiting whatsoever.

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