And the shady business just started....No More OHIO STATE✌
11:06 PM - 22 Sep 2013
Luatua is a TE recruit.
Tyler Luatua calls out Urban Meyer
Urbz cooled on him. Apparently Urbz didn't think his last name was cool enough.
From what I can gather he was being recruited by Ohio, the "shady business" started and he decided he no longer wants to go to Ohio "no more ohio state".
The OSU message boards are claiming that the "shady" stuff started at all his other suitors except OSU. And he wants shady stuff, so OSU has been eliminated for being pure.
Ah yes, the famed "they aren't booing, they're saying 'BOO-urns'" line of reasoning.
"I was saying Boo-urns."
Was that seriously said?
never really wanted him, his offer wasn't committable.
-1 not funny anymore
can't look in a thread about Ohio State and recruiting without seeing that same line. Was funny for a while, now is not
Initiate Operation Hive Mind
Then we could have gotten a twofer with a reference to Dantonio pulling the kid's scholarship immediately after the tweet!
For the record, I have a much higher tolerance for repeated jokes than many on the board.
If the Rivals' site is accurate, Luatua has quite the list of offers, one from us included. Comprehensive list is here - LINK - but Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Florida, Georgia, Miami (YTM), Nebraska, Notre Dame, USC and several others of varied note are on the list. According to the site, his visit to Ohio St. was scheduled to be four days from now.
His offers are mixed between TE and DE or Rush LB. He's a high level talent at either position though.
Memorialize a kid's questionable tweet so we can all gawk at it. NIce.
Wait, are you suggesting that it's not the "kid's" fault for sending out a dumb tweet to begin with? Maybe "kids" shouldn't be so obsessed with using social media to brag about their offer sheets and being able to drop Ohio State.
The argument that the users of Twitter have any semblance of privacy on that site is tired and uninformed. It only gets magnified if you're in the public eye in any way. There's a simple solution: stop using Twitter or stop posting dumb stuff (but we all know most everyone can't help but post dumb, inflamatory stuff).
questionable tweet? dumb tweet? I say kudos to this kid for calling out something shady when it happens instead of 10 years after he's left the program. If more recruits did this maybe programs would actually be punished for cheating and have to stop instead of just hiding it better.
said his butt isn't big enough.
is 6'6" 230...
so this doesn't indicate that it's at Meyer directly. Unless there is more info not posted here, that is.
Although I don't usually give them the benefit of the doubt, my guess is that OSU canceled it and the kid's upset about it.
I think that is the only rational takeaway from the tweet. It may be something else, but to me it seems like OSU probably cancelled his trip or told him that the people he planned to meet would not be available.
+1 for the MJ reference.
OSU really wants TE Mike Gesicki and both were planning on being at the Wisconsin game this Saturday. Shortly after Luatua's tweet, Gesicki tweeted: The buckeyes keeping it real #Theohiostate. My guess is that OSU told Luatua to come another week because they want to make Gesicki feel like he is their top TE prospect (which he is). Idk if I would have classified that as shady.
I would. Just be honest with the kid and say that they aren't recruiting him any longer. I mean, the implication is clear from this that they aren't, and the likelihood that he would ever commit there after this is a about zero.
Hand's reaction after his OSU visit sort of gave me the impression something shady is going on in Columbus, too. I wonder if Tyler will eventually say more, though.
It does him no good to say more. The only thing it could do is hurt him really.
If you believe the Ohio posters, the shadiness is due to Meyer asking him to delay his visit as they think they have a better shot with another TE prospect (Gesick)
Ohio State fan here -- obviously no one but Tyler Luatua and Ohio State know for sure what that tweet refers to, but all the recruiting experts with inside information agree that it refers to Ohio State asking Tyler to reschedule this weekend's visit.
Ohio State is looking to take one TE this class. Their only targets appear to be Mike Gesicki and Tyler Luatua. Both were scheduled to visit this weekend for the Wisconsin night game.
Apparently, Gesicki is the staff's favorite and they asked Tyler to reschedule because they want to focus hard on Gesicki and get him to commit this weekend (and it would be awkward to do that when Tyler is on campus, too). Personally, if true, I can see why Tyler would be upset given that he scheduled his visit before Mike did. At the same time, however, I wouldn't call this "shady."
Everything was above-board until Urban sent Luatua some complimentary passes to Fine Line Ink as a way of smoothing things over.
Appreciate the informative response and agree that is the likely scenario. It would be nice if good informative responses like yours from OSU fans weren't greeted here by posts calling them homers or bringing up tattoos...but as you can see from the replies, that is not the case today.