LeBron James has long had a connection to the Ohio State football program. Now that the NBA’s best player is back in his home state, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, that connection is magnified.
Urban Meyer often speaks highly of Ohio’s favorite athlete. The Buckeye coach has already texted James, who has a sideline pass to each Ohio State game, telling the superstar to come to every contest in Ohio Stadium this fall.
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
.@KyleRowland asked Urban, as a NE Ohio guy, if LeBron’s letter resonated with him: “Absolutely”
— Patrick Maks (@maksimuspatrick) July 29, 2014
How great of a recruiting tool is that for Ohio State? The Buckeyes can bring top high school players to their games, show them the campus, the facilities, then bring them onto the field and say, “Oh, by the way, the greatest athlete in the world comes to our games. Here’s LeBron James.”