ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As a sophomore and junior high school athlete in Akron, Ohio, LeBron James was twice named to the all-state team — in football. As a wide receiver, James not only was able to be physical with his opponents, but as he grew to his current 6-foot-8, he had a size advantage as well. He gave up football as a senior to concentrate on basketball, which in retrospect was a wise decision. But James has always professed his love for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL, and Ohio State in the college ranks.
And now that James is back home in Ohio, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer would love to have LeBron at a few Ohio State games. According to NFL.com…
Meyer was asked Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days if, as a native of northeast Ohio, James’ letter detailing his reasons to return home resonated with him. “Absolutely,” Meyer said.
Meyer also said he hoped James would attend as many Buckeyes games as possible this fall and joked that he would leave a sideline pass for James for every home game. Meyer also said having James around the program would be good for recruiting.