Fairfield (OH) five-star 2018 offensive tackle Jackson Carman shocked the recruiting world Wednesday when he chose Clemson over Ohio State.
For Meyer, it's the biggest in-state miss (on paper) of his Buckeye career. Afterwards, Carman revealed Dabo Swinney's negative recruitment.
Dabo Swinney told Jackson Carman during his recruitment that Urban Meyer is on the back end of his career in terms of years left. It wasnt a major factor, but it was an underlying one, Carman said.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) December 20, 2017
A lot to unpack here. Meyer turned 53 in July. Dabo Swinney is 48. For comparison, Nick Saban is 66.
Everybody negative recruits (yes, even Ohio State). It still speaks to the contentious nature of this recruitment, though, because it's not like Swinney has to reach far to find wins against Meyer.