Before Stephen Garcia became a star for South Carolina, he was heavily recruited by Urban Meyer during his famous stint at Florida. In a recent interview, though, Garcia revealed some recruiting tactics from Meyer that really made him scratch his head.
In an interview with the Saturday Down South podcast, Garcia explained that Meyer made him and his friends feel a tad uncomfortable when they met in person. Garcia recalled a moment where he, Meyer, and his friends were sitting down together, and Meyer announced that he was going to say something that “may offend some people.”
“He’s sitting there talking and we’re just kind of chit-chatting and all the sudden he goes, ‘All right, Stephen, I’m going to say something right now and this may offend some people.'”
“My brother’s old teammate was the only black guy in the room,” Garcia continued. “So I’m like, ‘What the hell is this guy about to say?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah, Stephen, this is going to be offensive to some people.’ And I was like, ‘Oh God.’ I thought he was about to say some racial stuff or something.”
“He kind of just looks at me and he goes, ‘You’ve got to stop being such a f****** p**** and just commit to Florida,'” Garcia said, still seemingly in disbelief at the exchange.