In a story first reported by SEC Country, former Ohio State commit Bruce Judson, a four-star athlete out of Cocoa, Fla., said he decommitted from the Buckeyes after head coach Urban Meyer didn’t recognize him on a visit.
Just two days later, current Ohio State commits and targets alike took to the football field for The Opening regional held in Westerville, Ohio.
Jaelen Gill, a four-star running back in the class of 2018 out of Westerville, said he hasn’t paid attention to the news regarding Meyer and Judson.
“A lot of that is just people talking,” Gill said. “A lot of that is opinionated. A lot of it depends on how you feel about Urban Meyer. I don’t really pay attention to that.”
Gill added that Meyer and running backs coach Tony Alford are the main coaches that are recruiting him and that he talks to Meyer “a couple of times a week.”
Gill, who posted the sixth highest player rating score at The Opening (114.24) recently took a trip out to the west coast to visit UCLA and USC, and said he hopes to narrow down his list of schools to 5-10 after his junior season this fall.
Another player, who is already committed to play football for Meyer is five-star offensive lineman Josh Myers, a member of the 2017 recruiting class.
Myers, who committed to Ohio State in January of 2015 said he didn’t know much about the news as of The Opening starting on May 7.
“I don’t even know what to say about it,” Myers said. “It is just a weird situation.”
The news concerning Judson and Meyer comes about a month after the same news outlet reported University of Kentucky commit Landon Young said Meyer “treated me like crap,” on a visit to Ohio State.
Young later issued a statement on his Twitter account April 6 that clarified his quotes in SEC Country.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for coach Meyer, his assistants and the program,” Young said in his statement. “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.”
You can read the original story concerning Judson and Meyer reported by SEC Country here.