Kentucky Signee Landon Young Issues Apology To Urban Meyer, Ohio State

    Kentucky signee Landon Young offered an apology to Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes after unflattering comments about the coach made headlines.

    April 6, 2016

    A day after Urban Meyer commented on Landon Young’s statement, the Kentucky signee issued an apology.


    Kentucky signee Landon Young’s comments about Urban Meyer and Ohio State in an interview with SEC Country grabbed a lot of headlines. Young stated that the Buckeyes “treated me like crap,” while also painting a picture of mistreatment by Meyer and the OSU program during his recruitment.

    Meyer had his chance to respond during his press conference on Tuesday.

    “I did read (Young’s comments),” Meyer stated. “We had a lot of respect for him as a player – a lot. I was very disappointed in our staff that we didn’t offer him earlier.

    “About treating him bad, we don’t do that on purpose. If that’s his feelings … I went back and talked to our staff about that because we don’t want that out there. But when you have one out of 650 that say that someone was treated bad, you know. 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. Yeah, we do address that, I don’t want that out there.”

    On Wednesday, Young took to social media to clear the air, apologizing to Meyer and the Buckeyes for the negative press.

    “The quotes that were attributed to me in an article last week were mistaken and in no way reflect my feelings toward coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State program,” Young wrote. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for coach Meyer, his assistants and that program. Coach was honest and frank with me and he, and his staff, treated me with a great amount of respect during my visit. My explanation of the camp treatment was that I thought it was actually somewhat funny and startling that coach Meyer was so honest and frank with me.”

    “I am sorry that this situation became so public and that it brought negativity to coach Meyer, his staff and program because that was never my intent.”

    Ohio State eventually offered Young, along with several other power programs – Alabama, Auburn and Miami – but he chose to stay home in Lexington, Ky. and play for the Wildcats.

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