Meyer Reports UF Assistant to NCAA?
[Update: Meyer has responded, saying, “It is absolutely not true that I turned in the University of Florida,” to The Columbus Dispatch. An OSU spokesman told the paper that someone in the compliance department sent a note to the Big Ten office about a possible recruiting violation, not Meyer.]
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has made plenty of enemies around college football for his aggressive (some would say dodgy) recruiting tactics. The purported victim of his latest win-at-all-costs recruiting pursuit are his former employers at Florida.
Already the subject of Gator Nation’s ire for the manner in which he skipped town following the 2010 season and joined the Buckeyes prior to 2012, Meyer further incurred their wrath when he allegedly reported Florida assistant coach Brian White to the NCAA for an alleged violation in the recruitment of RB/DB Curtis Samuel from Brooklyn, NY. According to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage, Meyer accused White of a “bump violation,” which means communicating with Samuel during a no-contact period between coaches and recruits.
White was reportedly cleared of any wrongdoing in the affair. However, when Samuel recently announced his final five college choices, the Gators were not on his list, while the Buckeyes were. (Ohio State was joined by Alabama, Notre Dame, Miami [FL] and Rutgers.)
While this is just a report, it certainly won’t go over well in Gainvesville.