Friday, May 24, 2013

Ohio State's Urban Meyer Tells Recruit He Likes His Butt (and he did not lie)

Recruiting high school players has to be tough on college coaches. As if sifting through the millions of high school athletes to find the diamonds wasn't challenging enough, but competing with every other program for a teenage kid's attention has to be tough.

So when you meet with a recruit like Raekwon McMillan, the top linebacker in the country, you have to pull out all the stops--like Urban Meyer did.

Essentially what Urban Meyer told him was he liked his butt. Now before you let creepy thoughts into your head the way he said it makes complete sense in a football player sort of way.

McMillan has been keeping a diary of his recruiting adventures for 247Sports. Since there are about 20 or so schools competing for his attention I'm sure he's got plenty of material. Here's a excerpt where he talks about what Meyer said about his behind:
“He calls me ‘Bubble.’ That’s because he said I have a linebacker butt,” writes McMillan. “I have a wide butt with a great leg base…He says all great athletes have huge butts and great strength bases there. He was telling me about guys like Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes and Percy Harvin. Guys like that. He said they were built the same way.”
So it may sound a little odd at first, but the explanation is harmless. You know McMillan has to like being included in a conversation about Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes and Percy Harvin (good move Urban).

Should McMillan go with Ohio State there will probably be other coaches telling guys they like their butt and they cannot lie. But hopefully they will get a little more creative and channel some other old school rappers as well.
If there is a recruit they don't like anymore that asks about a scholarship: You Can't Touch This (MC Hammer)
When talking to a QB that has a great field presence: (your) Ice, Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)
When trying to talk about the school's nightlife: The Freaks Come Out at Night (Whodini; I think?)
Any school with cowboy type name or maybe going to the PAC-12: Wild, Wild West (Kool Moe Dee)
When talking about their style of play: Mama Said Knock You Out! (LL Cool J)

Any ideas?

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