After saying roughly as much to ESPN late Friday night, Sal Anzalone, father of former Ohio State linebacker commit Alex Anzalone, one of the individuals pictured in the Charles Eric Waugh/@Bdubstriviaguru controversy of the past four days, caught up with Mike Dragon of the Reading Eagle to clarify some rather pointed comments he made towards the University:
"I want people to understand, I have no beef with Ohio State, at all," Sal Anzalone said.
"My issue is not with Ohio State: It's a great institution, they have a phenomenal president, Urban Meyer is nothing but a class act to me.
"There's nothing wrong with Ohio State; it's a great institution. When I said there was something wrong with Ohio State, I was talking about the visit - there was something wrong with the visit, not with Ohio State."
Sal Anzalone said that Meyer called Friday evening, but did not wish to provide any details about that conversation.
Anzalone went on to state that Ohio State was still very much in the picture for his son, but that the family planned to take some time to let things cool off before reevaluating what's best for them. All this on the heels of a report from GatorBait.net that Anzalone visited the University of Florida Thursday before ultimately announcing his decommitment to the Buckeyes Friday.
Whether the timing created the opportunity needed to reopen the process or the controversy was what pushed an uncertain decision over the edge remains to be seen.