Five-star recruit Micah Parsons has a complicated relationship with Ohio State, but he says he has smoothed things over with Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer.
“We all good,” he told Land of 10 on Tuesday, saying Meyer sent him a text message that cleared the air.
His father, Terrence, stressed that the family remains interested in Ohio State, but will be ready for anything.
“They’re still in our top four,” he said. “If they happen to pull the offer, then that’s the way it is. We’re following God’s path, and as they say, when one door closes, God will open another one.”
Parsons had to do damage control after the Buckeyes hosted him for an official visit Sept. 9, when he watched Ohio State suffer a frustrating loss to Oklahoma. As you likely know, afterward Micah tweeted in support of giving redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins a shot at quarterback over starter J.T. Barrett.
He endured a social-media firestorm afterward. Fellow 5-star recruits and ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit were among those to chime in. It put Micah under the microscope last week as a divisive figure, seemingly overshadowing his abilities as a football player.
“He’s realizing a thing me and his mom tell him: The world is not always fair,” Terrence said. “They’ll take something you say, and flip it any way they want to. Last week, they flipped it to make him like a bad guy. He has to live with that. You know, he apologized about it. Everyone was in their feelings after the game but I guess because who he is, it was a big deal. He’s got to move forward.”
Micah understands the situation, though he’s not hiding from it.
“I shouldn’t have said it but everybody has their beliefs and opinions,” he said. “People can take it good or bad.”
Jeremy Birmingham, Land of 10’s Ohio State recruiting reporter, cited sources stating at least some in the locker room were “pissed” about his comments.
Parsons’ father strongly indicated communication between the family and Ohio State has become limited. Micah painted a more positive picture.