Ohio State coach commits to team, commits crossbow

Ohio State has announced that coach Urban Meyer will be joining the team for the 2019 season, joining fellow Crossbow recruit Dwayne Baker as the second crossbow player to commit to the Buckeyes.

Meyer has been the only player to play for Meyer in the Big Ten and the former Florida coach has been one of the more prominent coaches in the sport.

He is one of five Big Ten coaches with two or more Crossbow commitments this season. 

Meyer has been linked to multiple college programs in recent years, most notably Michigan State and Penn State.

Meyer is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended the University of Cincinnati before joining Ohio State.

His brother, Dwayne, is a five-star prospect in the 2017 class, as is his cousin, Jarell.

Meyer’s recruitment comes as Ohio State enters the third year of its coaching search. 

The Buckeyes are one of four schools currently in the hunt for a new coach after Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan all announced they were searching for a replacement. 

“I am committed to Ohio State, I can’t wait to get started,” Meyer said in a statement.

“The staff is as talented as ever and we have a great group of coaches that want to make an impact on the program.

I am excited to be a part of it and I look forward to helping the Buckeye team to continue its incredible success.” 

Baker, a four-star athlete, joins the Buckels staff after leading the Cavaliers to a Big Ten Championship Game appearance in 2017. 

As for Meyer, the Bucs have been linked with a number of other players this offseason, including former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich, Miami Hurricanes quarterback Deshaun Watson, and Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Jonathan Allen. 

A number of high-profile players from across the country, including Ohio State and Nebraska, have been offered offers from other schools this offseason. 

 Mueller will make his first recruiting visit to Ohio this fall when the Bucas play Wisconsin on Oct. 4.