Alex Anzalone of Wyomissing, Pa, one of the nation’s top linebacker recruits and the number 1 recruit in the state of Pennsylvania according to rivals.com, committed to Ohio State last month in what was turning out to be an all-star class for new head coach Urban Meyer.
But Anzalone, decided to reopen the recruiting process, after Buckeye fan Charles Eric Waugh, 31, of Ashland, Ky (second from the left in above picture) approached him and other recruits at the OSU Spring Game for a picture that he later tweeted.
Waugh pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of underage sexual content in 2008. This year, via Twitter, he has contacted several Ohio State coaches athletes, and recruits, including Anzalone. He also posed for photos with some of them.
Sal Anzalone, Alex’s Father, clarified that he doesn’t hold Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer, his staff or the university responsible for what happened during Alex’s recruiting visit to Columbus, Ohio, April 21.
“I want people to understand, I have no beef with Ohio State, at all,” Sal Anzalone said. “My issue is not with Ohio State: It’s a great institution, they have a phenomenal president, Urban Meyer is nothing but a class act to me.
“There’s nothing wrong with Ohio State; it’s a great institution. When I said there was something wrong with Ohio State, I was talking about the visit – there was something wrong with the visit, not with Ohio State.”
Sal Anzalone said that Meyer called Friday evening, but did not wish to provide any details about that conversation.