Urban Meyer Got His Revenge For Baron Browning Prank

    Baron Browning pulled a prank on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer about his commitment, so Meyer returned the favor on the 5-star recruit.

    February 1, 2017

    Baron Browning pulled a prank on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer about his commitment, so Meyer returned the favor on the 5-star recruit.


    Baron Browning learned the hard way not to mess with Urban Meyer.

    Browning, a 5-star outside linebacker who already is enrolled at Ohio State, said he decided early in his recruitment that he was going to choose the Buckeyes. With that in mind, he decided to give Meyer a scare, texting the coach that he was going to choose Alabama. At the time, Meyer had been unaware Browning already announced his commitment to Ohio State on Twitter.

    “I already knew I was going to come here (to Ohio State), I just felt like messing around,” Browning told reporters Wednesday, which was National Signing Day. “That’s the type of guy I am. I like cracking jokes, having fun. I told my parents that I was going to Alabama and I texted coach Meyer and said ‘Thank you for everything you’ve done for me but I’m rolling with the Tide.’”

    Meyer was soon informed of the joke and was ecstatic Browning would be joining the Buckeyes, but he decided to have his own fun with the highly touted prospect.

    The Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher on Dec. 12, and Meyer used the NFL opening to give Browning a taste of his own medicine. Meyer told Browning to get together with his mom and call the coach.

    “‘Hey Baron, I’m just calling to let you know the L.A. Rams offered me the job and I’m going to take it,'” Browning recalled Meyer saying. “I’m just sitting there and my mouth just dropped. I’m just speechless.”

    Meyer waited a few minutes before revealing the prank.

    “He got me back and I see how he felt,” Browning said. “I ain’t been messing with him too much after that.”

    Browning is one of six 5-star recruits in the banner 2017 class whom Meyer lured to Ohio State.

    MORE: 4-Star WR Nico Collins Commits To Michigan Wolverines

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