A potential Ohio State recruit gave Meyer a call last year, and Meyer told the recruit that he was eating with friends and family, including Tebow. Meyer gave Tebow the phone for 8 seconds, and apparently that was technically a violation of the NCAA's recruiting rules, which state that former players are prohibited from talking to recruits on behalf of a school.
Obviously, that wasn't remotely Tebow's intent, and the statement released by Ohio State said as much:
Coach Meyer reported that Garrett was not instructed to call by anyone from the Ohio State football staff and that neither he nor Tebow had any other communication with any other prospects during the lunch. Coach Meyer further indicated that Tebow has never spoken with any other prospective Ohio State student-athletes.
Coach Meyer understands that the communication between Garrett and Tebow was an error on his part. However, he was adamant that it was a reflexive, courteous action rather than an intentional attempt to involve Tim Tebow in the recruiting process."
This is clearly just another example of NCAA rules being a little too heavy-handed and ridiculous.
In the end, it didn't even make a difference. Garrett ended up signing with LSU anyway.