And, yep, The Rivalry still burns white-hot, even in the offseason.
While the long-running Ohio State-Michigan blood feud lost some of its luster last decade thanks to the former’s dominance of the series, the arrival of Brady Hoke in The Big House began the refueling process last season. The addition of Urban Meyer into the mix as the Buckeyes’ mix Will Likely do the same off the field, and is definitely doing the same on the recruiting trail.
Speaking of which, Illinois high school offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman has been a verbal commitment to the Wolverines since February. As is ofttimes the case, especially when Meyer is involved, schools are attempting to flip Tuley-Tillman’s commit, including the Buckeyes.
Saturday afternoon, Tuley-Tillman, the No. 13 tackle prospect in the Class of 2013, cleared up any confusion as to whether a flip to the Buckeyes is in the cards:
Yes, that’s a piece of OSU recruiting mail set afire by the lineman, which heavily intimates — and I’m no recruiting guru/savant — that the Buckeyes are currently not in the player’s future.
Tuley-Tillman’s decision to set fire to the Scarlet & Gray literature came a day after the Buckeyes offered Michigan commit Mike McCray, a four-star linebacker from Ohio who committed to the Wolverines in March. McCray took to Twitter as well, writing in separate tweets “I’m not going anywhere” and “#GOBLUE“.
(Tip O’ the Cap: AnnArbor.com)