Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/7/13

Early in 2010, stories began to emerge surrounding the recruitment of defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. The most salacious tale held that Urban Meyer told Floyd that God had spoken to him in a dream, and that Meyer was meant to coach Floyd at Florida, even if it caused Meyer’s death on the sideline. The story got a lot of pickup around the internet, but Floyd ultimately debunked the tale. It seems the man upstairs isn’t completely incapable of helping Meyer recruit, though, and this time it doesn’t look like the story is a message board creation. 2013 Ohio State signee Vonn Bell, a highly recruited safety, recently spoke with the AJC’s Michael Carvell about his recruitment. How exactly was Meyer able to beat out Alabama and Bell’s childhood favorite, Tennessee? Divine intervention, it seems. What was the biggest secret you kept during the recruiting process? “I didn’t really have any secrets. I kept everything all open with everybody. But about the biggest secret was probably keeping it secret (about Ohio State) until signing day. The first two days (before signing day), I just woke up out of my dreams. Me and God just had a conversation. He said ‘I want [...]

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