OSU coach Urban Meyer rips new proposed recruiting rules
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he doesn’t like the rules set forth by the NCAA proposal that allows coaches unlimited contact with recruits through social media as well on removing limits on printed recruited materials.
Ohio State, who some recruiting pundits have said has the No. 3 recruiting class this season, said he would rather keep the current rules in place and concentrate on cleaning up the enforcement process. Ohio State did not participate in a bowl last season because they were banned the NCAA for rules violations under previous coach Jim Tressel.
“Bad stuff,” Meyer said during his signing day news conference on Wednesday, via ESPN.com. “That’s stuff that we’re going to have to talk [about], the Big Ten Conference is going to meet and I’m putting together a personal letter to all the coaches in America that I disagree with most of it. I would imagine not many people who have recruited wrote those [rules].
“That’s my question: Who comes up with that? Have they actually got in a car and went and recruited sophomores in high school?”, Meyer said. “Think about this for a second — unlimited mailings and you can mail them whatever you want. Take a deep breath and whoever said that, put that in motion, could you imagine what’s going to be rolling into kids’ driveways? Fatheads and magnets — nonsense.”