Landon Young, a four-star offensive tackle from Lafayette (Ky.) High School, apologized Wednesday for telling SECCountry.com that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer “treated [him] like crap.”
The full comments indicate that Young, who was committed to Kentucky at the time of his visit to Columbus, was told by the Buckeyes coaching staff that he was “insubstantial.”
“Well, you were an insubstantial player with insubstantial offers from an insubstantial school,” Young recalled Meyer telling him, according to the interview on SECCountry.com.
On Tuesday, Meyer responded to Young’s comments.
“I did read (the comments by Young),” Meyer said, according to 247sports.com. “We had a lot of respect for him as a player. A lot. I was very disappointed in our staff that we did not offer him earlier.
“About treating him bad, we don’t do that on purpose. If those are his feelings … I went back and talked to our staff about that because you don’t want that out there. But when you have one out of 650 that say that someone was treated bad …
“I know we did not offer him early. Afterwards, he really grew into a great player and we missed on him early on. I was very upset with our coaching staff, the recruiter in the area and then the position coach. That’s the way we do our business here. We do address that. I don’t want that out there.”
Aside from the above tweet, Young told the Columbus Dispatch that he reached out to Meyer personally to clear the air.
“What I wanted to clear up is I have nothing bad against Urban Meyer or Ohio State’s staff,” Young told The Dispatch. “They treated me with respect. They treated me like a king when I was up there.
“Everyone seems to think that he (Meyer) treated me like crap, and he didn’t.”