Urban Meyer On Alex Anzalone Recruiting Mess: 'Ohio State Acted Very Quickly'

The Ohio St. Buckeyes lost a commitment from four-star linebacker Alex Anzalone a couple weeks ago after a SB Nation report revealed a registered Kentucky sex offender named Charles Eric Waugh had gained access to Anzalone during an Ohio State visit. Anzalone's father railed against the Buckeyes for allowing his son to come in contact with Waugh before granting that the school couldn't have done much to avoid it.

Coach Urban Meyer can't directly talk about a recruit by name, as that's a NCAA violation, but he's now broadly addressed the topic.

"I didn't know anything about it. So it's alarming,'' Meyer said in a wide-ranging chat shared by the AP. "The first thing you think about is safety of your players and the safety of the university. The good thing is Ohio State acted very quickly, I mean very quickly. Recruiting, you'll hear a million different stories. It's the stories that you have no control over that are the most bothersome. And that was obviously one we had no control over.''

According to reports, Anzalone is still considering the Buckeyes.

For more on Buckeyes football, visit Ohio State blog Land-Grant Holy Land, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Cleveland.

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