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Ohio State’s Urban Meyer responds to Landon Young’s comments

Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer talks to his team during an NCAA college spring practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer talks to his team during an NCAA college spring practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Columbus Post-Dispatch/The Associated Press

Last week, former Lafayette star offensive lineman and Kentucky signee Landon Young told SECCountry.com that Ohio State “treated me like crap” in the recruiting process. On Tuesday, Urban Meyer responded to those comments.

The Ohio State coach told ESPN’s Austin Ward that he was aware of the comments and he didn’t like them. Not in the way you might think, however.

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“I did read it,” Meyer said. “We have a lot of respect for him as a player, a lot,” Meyer said. “I was very disappointed in our staff that we didn’t offer him earlier. Then about the treatment thing, we don’t do that on purpose, if that’s his feelings. I went back and talked to our staff about it.

“We don’t want that to be happening, but that was one [recruit] out of 650 saying ‘Someone has treated me bad.’”

Meyer went on to say he was upset with his position coach regarding the recruitment and was upset that he missed out on Young, who is now rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.

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