Class of 2016 offensive lineman Landon Young (Lexington, Ky.) signed with Kentucky after being recruited by multiple high-profile programs across the nation.
But the coveted four-star prospect exclusively told SEC Country that he felt disrespected by Big Ten power Ohio State, and that its coaching staff “treated him like crap.”
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer responded to those comments Tuesday.
“I did read (the comments by Young),” Meyer said, according to 247Sports’ Steve Helwagen. “We had a lot of respect for him as a player. A lot. I was very disappointed in our staff that we did not offer him earlier.
“About treating him bad, we don’t do that on purpose. If those are his feelings … I went back and talked to our staff about that because you don’t want that out there. But when you have one out of 650 that say that someone was treated bad. …
“I know we did not offer him early. Afterwards, he really grew into a great player and we missed on him early on. I was very upset with our coaching staff, the recruiter in the area and then the position coach. That’s the way we do our business here. We do address that. I don’t want that out there.”
With that in the past, Young seems content with his decision to choose the Wildcats, who made him comfortable during his recruitment.
“Kentucky actually towards the end of my process would encourage me to go take unofficials to these places to make sure I’m making the right decision for their team too,” Young told SEC Country. “I didn’t want to wake up in four years and say, ‘Man, I made a mistake by going here.’ They were really good about that.”