According to the Buckeyes’ self report to the NCAA, 2014 linebacker recruit Clifton Garrett, who ultimately signed with LSU, called Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on the phone. Meyer told Garrett that he was on vacation in Florida and happened to be dining with Tim Tebow, among others. Garrett asked to speak with Tebow to wish him luck on the upcoming season, and Meyer complied.
Meyer says the conversation between Garrett and Tebow lasted about eight seconds and that Tebow did not recruit Garrett. Regardless, the conversation was considered a secondary violation.
You’re probably wondering how this even became an issue. The call was publicized after Garrett tweeted about it last year:
— Clifton Garrett CG3™ (@CG340) March 9, 2013
Poor Urban Meyer. Always the victim of just making innocent moves. And he didn’t even get Garrett after all that!