Ohio State fans aren’t too thrilled with a few of their former stars.

Kirk Herbstreit and Eddie George have taken a lot of heat on Twitter over the last day after Ohio State self-reported NCAA violations which now prohibits the football program from recruiting five-star prospect Micah Parsons. That was reported by The Lantern on Tuesday morning.

The reason behind the NCAA violations? Parsons apparently snapped a photo with Herbstreit and George on the set of ESPN’s College GameDay when the pre-game show was in Columbus for Ohio State’s clash against Oklahoma. Petty as it may be, the Buckeyes are no longer permitted to pursue Parsons, one of the top prospects in the 2018 class.

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Ever since the report, Herbstreit and George have been slammed by Ohio State fans all over Twitter. But Herbstreit cleared the air on the issue, saying that he had no idea who he snapped a photo with on the set back in early September.


“To be clear – I can assure you Eddie George and I had no idea who we took a picture with that day,” Herbstreit wrote on Twitter. “He came on the set at a commercial break and asked for a picture with Eddie and I. I assumed he must be a recruit but had no idea who he was or what he was doing. Ridiculous!”

Herbstreit also went on to say he takes photos with several recruits every Saturday and that this wasn’t an uncommon request.

Parsons is expected to make a decision on where he’ll play on Wednesday, Dec. 20.