Myers-White's Father Speaks On OSU Situation

It came as a surprise to many that OSU was no longer recruiting Adam Myers-White of Hamilton, Ohio. We caught up with the father of the top 100 prospect to find out more about the situation.

Safety Adam Myers-White of Hamilton, Ohio is rated as one of the top five prospects in the state by Ohio High magazine and one of the top 100 overall prospects in the country.

Therefore, it naturally came as a surprise to everyone when news surfaced about Ohio State's decision to no longer recruit Myers-White.

Adam's father Coleman White talked with us about Ohio State's decision and Adam's reaction.

"Mel Tucker called and Adam wasn't ready to commit, so they said thank you very much, but we're going in another direction," White said.

"At first, they called while we were away. We went to the Tennessee/Florida game. When we got back, that's when Tucker called and said they needed something firm from Adam. He was not ready to make a commitment at that time, so they thanked us and said that they had to move on."

White said that Ohio State still very much stood a chance.

"The comments by Tom Lemming about Adam saying they're all even, that is not true," he said. "Before this happened, it was Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, Florida, and Southern Cal, in that order. Now, I don't know what we're going to do.

"I wish they would have waited. All Adam really wanted to do was take his visits. I stated that again the last time I was up there for the Cincinnati game."

Adam and his family were stunned at Ohio State's decision, but they have moved on and are focusing on selecting from the schools still recruiting him.

"Before this, I would have put Ohio State as a 95% chance for sure he would have been a Buckeye," White said. "At first, Adam was shocked, and so was I. But we've settled. We're fine with it. Adam said to me, 'They just made my choice easier.'"

Myers-White had a rough start to his senior season as he injured his ankle in the opener against Cincinnati Anderson and has been recently easing back into action. Hamilton is 0-5 thus far on the season.

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