Why is everyone making is out to be something it is not.
Urban and staff obviously missed on the kid and I think Urban's statements are more about hey we need to make sure we don't miss on kids and when we do we need to find a better way to get them here. Using the word "insubstantial" is not the way to get a kid you obviously missed on to come to OSU. What would have been better is to say something like, yes, we did not recruit you earlier. In all honestly we were not 100% on board with the level you could attain. We were wrong, our staff and I did not see that and that is our fault. However, after further evaluation we think you can be a cornerstone of this O-Line for years and help us win National Championships. This way the staff admits fault and but reaffirms why they are recruiting him now.
Also, why is everyone saying revenge or he is showing them by going to UK? Can't the kid be happy to go to UK because he want's to? It goes to my point earlier some people feel OSU has the right to get any kid they want when they want because they are OSU. If OSU missed on him early and he was turned off by their response for asking a valid question then good for him for finding the right fit doesn't mean you have to knock the kid for going to a sub-prime program.