When assistants would get a player on the phone, they'd hand him off to Meyer, who frequently stopped meetings to have a chat with a prospect.
I hope those were just staff-only meetings. I don't know why, but that would rub me the wrong way especially if I was a senior or a captain and the coach stopped a team meeting to chat with some kid who may or may not be on campus for 2 years. Some guys might view it as a welcomed 5-minute break during the meeting, but it just wouldn't sit right with me. We're here, working on getting better right now, and we've gotta interrupt that to inflate the ego of this guy who isn't even on the team.