Meyer recruits criminal trash. Florida seldom had problems under Spurrier but had numerous problems under Meyer. Ohio is used to that tho.
When Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State a little more than a year ago, he brought with him an SEC-style tenacity (or ruthlessness) for recruiting. The fact that Meyer recruited players who had already committed to other Big Ten schools ruffled the feathers of Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema… who’s since taken the Arkansas job, moved to the SEC, and started flipping other schools’ commits his own self.
All’s fair in love, war, and recruiting. Which is why Meyer shouldn’t be too upset to learn that Nick Saban’s Alabama staff is still pursuing Marcelys Jones, a 4-star offensive lineman who’s committed to Ohio State.
“I’m supposed to speak to Nick Saban later today. They said they liked my film and said I would fit in with the players they recruit. They said I could help them a lot if I would go down there to play. I told them I’m still committed to Ohio State, but they said they didn’t really care about that at all. They said they go after who they want and don’t pay attention to who’s committed.”
There’s nothing illegal or under-handed about trying to change the minds of committed players. It’s part of the game. And no one plays the game better at the moment than Saban and his crew.