Urban Meyer’s Philosophy: Recruit Athletes — Not Football Players

Source: The New York Times

Here’s an interesting story about Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard, who was recruited as a linebacker but couldn’t initially learn the technique. The Ohio State coaching staff, led by Urban Meyer, remembered that Hubbard played high school lacrosse, and felt his hand-eye coordination could lead to success at various positions.

The feature story ties in Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and his preference to also recruit athletes over football players. It’s something to think about as coaches go through the offseason — perhaps offering advice to players on how they should spend their time.

For more on this story, visit The New York Times.

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