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Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

Posted on: January 16, 2012 3:45 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Urban Meyer hasn't been shy about showing some committed recruits about the virtues of playing football at Ohio State and it worked once again as he flipped Vandalia (Ohio) offensive tackle Tyler Decker from Notre Dame on Sunday.

"I grew up an Ohio State fan and when this all started Ohio State was one of my top three schools," Decker told Scout. "I feel coach Meyer is going to do great things at Ohio State and get things back on track with the program. Having the opportunity to play for him is amazing."

The 6-foot-8, 290-pound tackle had other factors in changing his commitment from the Irish to the Buckeyes. Notre Dame's offensive line coach Ed Warinner and Decker's primiary recruiter, running backs coach Tim Hinton, left South Bend to join Meyer's staff last a week prior to his official visit and played a role in addition to academics.

“I would say there were several things in my decision,” said Decker. “The first was academics. Notre Dame is a very prestigious school and would provide me a great education. However, when I made my commitment I knew Notre Dame did not have my major and that bothered me."

Decker becomes Ohio State's 20th commitment for the class of 2012 and third along the offensive line.
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tipinmy40
Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:34 pm
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Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:31 pm
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

this coming from someone who goes by the name 'tippin my 40' - get outta here with that crap. Missouri huh, ever been to that cesspool of a city called St Louis? Pot meet kettle


tipinmy40
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Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:56 pm
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Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:11 pm
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

Darth Meyer continues to seduce the innocent to the dark side...



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:25 am
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

First, how do you retards know exactly what happened and why this young little retard named Decker decided to switch from ND to Ohio St?  Second, Meyer has tried to call Michigan recruits to flip and none of them have beause they realize Meyer is a fraud and a cheat.  Meyer dismissed two irrelavent players to make a statement to the media and show he's not allowing any misbehavior.  Let's see what happens when their star thugs starting messing up with the law.  Does he dismiss them too or only dismiss his bench thugs?  Meyer, I wish you the worst of luck at Ohio State....



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:16 am
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

Decker has a lot in common with Meyer, they both bail after making commitments somewhere



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:09 am
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

If Meyer's health and passion holds up
Well, pinedale, you raised the question that is most likely the biggest risk in hiring Meyer.  It isn't his health, rather it appeared at Florida it was mostly an excuse for his passion being lost (or his impending mediocrity being realized after a magic run in the SEC).  I wouldn't trust this guy any further than I could throw him.  Anyone who expects Meyer to get the same type of defensive talent in size and speed that he was able to get at Florida is fooling themselves.  The elite SEC teams will still own B1G teams for some time to come. It's too entrenched to change anytime soon.  

  



Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:12 am
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

  from Notre Dame *waves* from his "Mommys" new Escolade on his trip to sin city. 



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:13 am
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

Curious question, I really don't know the answer, but how often does this happen (recruiting players who have committed to other schools)? How many of these kids "flip" each year? Meyer has flipped at least two prize recruits. Is it normal or unusual to recruit kids who have already committed?



Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:29 am
 

Meyer flips another, brings Decker on board

This is what happened.  The former staff showed Decker absolutely NO love.  Rumors where he was "too tall"?  What?  Either way, he never got an offer and he was a life long Buckeye fan.  He went with his second choice as it was obvious unless something changed he wasn't going to get offered(and this has been a problem with JT and that staff, identifying OL talent and developing it).

Enter Urban.  He reached out.  Decker said he was a man of his word, wasn't going to decommit.   Then came the hiring of the guys that recruited him.  This was a kid that wanted to be a Buckeye since he was 10 and now his dream came true. It's a shame he was put in this situation.  He was the type of kid that would have been a Buckeye through all the mess and the former staff didn't give him the time of day.  Didn't return his phone calls on 2 occassions.  This is a great ending for Taylor and his family.  Congrats.  This is where he has dreamed of playing since he was a kid.  And he is very underrated.  If he develops on a normal curve, he's an NFL player. 


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