Another piece of the Meyer bloodline is set to play sports in the Queen City.
Urban Meyer's son, Nate, who will be a senior this fall at Columbus Bishop Watterson, announced his commitment to the University of Cincinnati baseball team on Monday night.
Honored and humbled to say that I have committed to further my academic and athletic career at The University of Cincinnati. Go Bearcats! pic.twitter.com/Bp4kL1XYFp— Nate Meyer (@nxmeyer15) January 24, 2017
“We are very proud of Nate and he has worked hard for this opportunity,” Urban Meyer told Eleven Warriors on Monday in response to the news.
Shelley Meyer said the opportunity for Nate to continue his athletic career with the Bearcats came as a bit of a surprise, though the Meyer family is understandably excited.
“Nate went to a camp [Sunday] at Cincinnati,” she said. “Coach Ty [Neal] called him in after the camp and made him the offer. We were shocked. This happened so fast and Nate had no idea an offer was coming.”
Nate Meyer plays shortstop for Bishop Watterson, though his mother is unsure if that is the position he will pursue in college. At 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds — and still growing — he might be a better fit to play outfield. That is the position Nate plays with his travel baseball team.
Urban, of course, played football for the Bearcats and graduated in 1986. His sister, Gigi Escoe, is also a provost at Cincinnati. Urban went on to play a short stint with the Atlanta Braves before wisely choosing to coach football instead.
“Ten family members went there and we know it's a good school – good fit for him,” Shelley Meyer continued. “He's strong academically and the baseball team at Cincinnati has a good academic record.”
This is Meyer's third of three children to play college sports. His daughters Nicki and Gigi played volleyball at Georgia Tech and Florida Gulf Coast.
“His dad and I both are so excited. It's tough growing up in our house with expectations so high for all of our kids. We're proud of them for the success they've had – all D1 athletes,” Shelley Meyer said. “We couldn't be more proud of them – how they've grasped our values, that you get what you work hard for. We're extremely proud of Nate because he's worked hard and trained hard.”