On Monday night, Nathan Meyer announced that he’d be following in his father’s footsteps by attending the University of Cincinnati. Nate’s father, Urban Meyer, played defensive back for the Bearcats in the early 1980’s before earning a degree in psychology from UC.
During the years Urban was suiting up as a DB for the red and black, he was also competing in the summer months on the baseball diamond. Urban Meyer played shortstop for two seasons in the minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves organization.
Nate Meyer plays shortstop for Columbus’ Bishop Waterson High School, and visited UC’s baseball camp on Sunday. Standing at 6’1″ and weighing 193 lbs. (and growing), it’s not clear whether Nate will remain a shortstop or play in Coach Ty Neal’s outfield.
The Urban Meyer/Ohio State connections continue to increase. First Urban blesses his longtime assistant’s departure and cheers on Luke Fickell as he’s named head coach of the Bearcats. Then he sends his son to play baseball at UC. It kind of makes you wonder if Urban isn’t planning on accepting the offensive coordinator role under Fickell if Denbrock doesn’t work out!
All kidding aside, I think it’s great that he’ll be enrolling at UC and hope he helps Coach Neal’s squad improve.
By Brian Fox