Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is asking LeBron James to attend each of the team's home games this season.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knows a great recruiting tool when he sees one and that is why he has asked LeBron James to join the Buckeyes on the sideline for each of the team's seven home games this season.
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Meyer told reporters that James' homecoming essay struck a chord with him as someone who grew up in northeast Ohio, and also said it would help the program's already robust recruiting to have James around as much as possible.
Meyer said LeBron has a sideline pass for Ohio State games. Said he already texted him and told him to be at every game.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) July 29, 2014
Urban said having LeBron around the football program is huge for recruiting.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) July 29, 2014
.@KyleRowland asked Urban, as a NE Ohio guy, if LeBron's letter resonated with him: "Absolutely"— Patrick Maks (@maksimuspatrick) July 29, 2014
The Buckeyes also likely have a team of law school professors working around the clock on the NCAA bylaws, trying to find a way to squeeze some on-field eligibility out of James.
Every game is a tall order, considering LeBron has other work to do, but it seems like Meyer will probably get his wish for a few games this fall.