By traditional measures, Nate Meyer is a relatively unremarkable high school football prospect. A 6-foot, 180-pound wide receiver and defensive back for Bishop Watterson in Columbus, Ohio, Meyer doesn’t own a profile from national scouting services such as 247 Sports, Rivals.com or Scout. He has had just one winning season with the Eagles, too; Bishop Watterson finished 2015 7-6 after a 2-8 campaign in 2014.
Yet the rising junior has something no other prospect in the nation has: He’s Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s son. That’s what landed Nate a spot at Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights event on (you guessed it) Friday night, where he suddenly showed that he could hold his own, regardless of how he got there.
Meyer spent the majority of the event working out with the wide receivers, and finding ways to get open for current Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett, not to mention potential future quarterbacks Emory Jones and Tate Martell. For all three, Meyer ran tight, precise routs and showcased a sure pair of hands, exactly what’s needed for a successful possession receiver in his father’s offense.
Skeptics may claim that Meyer wasn’t defended particularly tightly because he was known to be the coach’s son. That seems unfair to both Meyers. He still has a long way to go, but on current evident, there really may be a role at Ohio State for the coach’s son.