On Tuesday morning, Urban Meyer made the decision to step down as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes after the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. While Ryan Day will become the head coach on Jan. 2, there’s already a ripple from Meyer’s announcement on OSU recruiting.
The first direct result was seen on Tuesday evening, as four-star safety Lejond Cavazos, a member of the 2020 recruiting class, made the decision to decommit from the program. Cavazos made his decision known through Twitter.
Please respect my decision... pic.twitter.com/xU3YyIcqkE— Lejond Cavazos (@lejondaryy) December 4, 2018
Ranked as the No. 9 safety in his class, as well as the No. 30 prospect in the state of Florida, Cavazos was the seventh member of Ohio State’s 2020 class, and the only defensive back.
Now reopening his college search, OSU must do the same. Fortunately, there is still a lot of time left for both, as National Signing Day for the ‘20 recruits is a little over a year away.
With Meyer being a legendary name in college football world, his retirement has shaken up not just the Buckeyes’, but recruiting efforts all over. Day has been thrust into the head coaching seat, and now must hit recruiting full speed to make up any ground the Buckeyes may have lost with the Meyer announcement.