Urban Meyer’s e-mail to Seantrel Henderson’s dad

By Adam Silverstein
February 5, 2010

The New York Times‘ Thayer Evans has uncovered the following e-mail sent last month by Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer to Sean Henderson, father of five-star offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, MN). In it, Meyer says he will be unable to visit the Hendersons but hopes Seantrel can join the Gators’ 2010 recruiting class. Read the article for a contrasting e-mail from the Ohio State Buckeyes.

I hope all is well and I apologize for not being able to make it up there to visit. I tried but my AD and doctor would not allow it. I know your family will be making a life-changing decision in the next few days. I want you to know that he will be taken care of here both as a student and as an athlete. The opportunity to be part of this great Gator Nation with the networking opportunities is unmatched. We have put together the #1 recruiting class in the country and Seantrel is the last missing piece. This class is similar to Tebow, Spikes, and Percy’s class where they wanted to come together to be the best and they did! If you have any questions, I would love to speak w u. Go Gators! Urban


  1. Miamigator says:

    Just what I would have expected Meyer to say to the parent of a prized recruit

  2. O-town Gator says:

    At least Meyer was being courteous in his explanation. As far as that alleged one from Ohio State goes, Meyer’s was much more mature and professional as well.

  3. vsherrel says:

    Is it true he wont sign his LOI until after the USC investigation, and if so does Florida have a scholarship available?

  4. Mr2Bits says:

    Very classy, expect nothing less from Urbs

  5. No, the Gators don’t have a scholarship available and, to be honest, I don’t know if they would take them.

  6. dp says:

    By “them” Adam, do you mean seantrel AND his pain in the ass dad? Or was that just a Freudian slip?

  7. Daniel M. says:

    Texting will be the ruination of us all. Was very surprised to see Urban use “w u” at the end of the email.

    :::runs through street waving arms over head and shrieking::::

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