Urban Meyer is reportedly telling recruits that he would die for them

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Florida's latest star recruit, Sharrif Loyd, reportedly told his high school coaches that Urban Meyer's latest recruiting ploy was what convinced him that the Gainesville is the place for him.

Sharrif was really confused and put a call into coach Meyer. When they spoke, coach Meyer told him that he had a ‘dream’ the night before, and that coach Meyer saw himself on the sideline coaching Sharrif. Told him that it was a ‘message from God that I should come back and coach, as I guess if it’s my time to die, I’d rather die on the sidelines coaching you than anywhere else in the world.’

Sharrif talked to us the next day and said Ohio State is great and all, but coach Meyer said he would DIE for me. That’s pretty intense. From that day on Sharrif mainly kept to himself. But that was the turning point in my eyes.

If Meyer did indeed tell Loyd this story, it wouldn't surprise me even the slightest bit. The only surprising part is that a recruit would actually be able to take him seriously with a story like that.

As the article points out, and hopefully you all already knew, coaches lie and say outlandish things all the time, in an effort to gain recruits. It's not just Urban Meyer, and it's not just the SEC. It's nearly every coach of every major college program.

The real question is, how could anyone actually believe it?

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