Urban Meyer says he isn’t leaving Ohio State football anytime soon.
“I feel great,” he told reporters on National Signing Day when asked about rumors he was nearing the end of the road. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. We’re getting ready to sign an extension and get more years put on my contract.”
Meyer then clarified he expects to sign a two-year extension. His contract is scheduled to keep him in Columbus until 2021, so an extension would keep him with the Buckeyes until 2023.
When 5-star tackle Jackson Carman signed with Clemson over Ohio State in the early signing period, he said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talked about Meyer’s age during his recruitment.
“[Swinney] also kind of mentioned that Urban was on the back half of his career, which he is, and that Dabo is just starting up, so I mean having the chance to be a part of something that’s upcoming and establish Clemson as a top 3 figure is something,” Carman said, per The Dayton Daily News’ Marcus Hartman.
“Not hugely,” Carman said when asked if those comments played a role in his recruitment, “but it was an underlying factor.”
Catch the first 15 minutes of Meyer’s Signing Day press conference here: