Ohio State's top recruits thrilled Urban Meyer will return
While fans, media and everyone else waited over two weeks to hear the punishment Ohio State would hand head coach Urban Meyer, several recruits in the 2019 class were nervous about the potential outcome.
Several highly-touted prospects had already committed to Meyer and the Buckeyes, and if the head coach had been terminated, there would’ve been some serious decisions to make. But with Ohio State suspending Meyer three games, the 2019 recruiting class had a sigh of relief.
After hearing the decision, several recruits spoke with 247Sports, explain their reaction to the suspension and knowing Meyer will be back at the helm in late September.
Here are just some of the responses, as reported by 247Sports:
“I’m so excited,” Mansfield (Ohio) Lexington Top247 2019 linebacker Cade Stover said. “It’s such a blessing. I thought it would work out.”
“It’s a huge weight off my shoulders,” Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity Catholic 2019 four-star running back pledge Steele Chambers chimed in. “Business as usual. The team will have their leader back soon.”
“It was awesome to hear that,” Austin (Texas) Lake Travis five-star receiver Garrett Wilson said. He is the jewel of the Buckeyes 2019 class. “I love him as a coach so it meant a lot for sure.”
“This is great news,” Avon (Ind.) High Top247 2019 running back Sampson James said. “That put a smile on my face. I really had faith that everything was going to be alright. I feel like I was going there no matter what. That’s where I was going.”
“Kind of what I expected!” Oak Park (Mich.) High 2019 quarterback commit Dwan Mathis said. “But I was excited to say the least. He’s a great coach and a great person.”
Even in the wake of some of the details, most of Ohio State’s 2019 class appears to be excited Meyer will return and will remain committed to the Buckeyes.
Meyer will serve a three-game suspension and will miss games against Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU.