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Michigan football beats Ohio State, lands commitment from No. 2 player in Ohio

The Wolverines swooped in and stole one of the biggest names in the Buckeye state!

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Major Ohio recruit picks Michigan football
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ANN ARBOR, MI — On Tuesday evening, the Michigan Wolverines landed a massive commitment for a major Ohio recruit. Michigan football received word that Jordan Marshall, a four-star running back from Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, OH, has picked the Wolverines over the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Michigan football lands huge commitment from a major Ohio recruit

According to the On3 rankings, Jordan Marshall is a four-star running back recruit from Cincinnati — he stands at 5-11 and weighs in at 190-pounds. He is ranked as the No. 79 player in the 2024 recruiting class, the No. 6 running back in the country, and the No. 2 player in the state of Ohio. Additionally, the major Ohio recruit was being heavily pursued by Ohio State, though opted to head to Ann Arbor instead. The Michigan football team also beat other major programs like Ohio State, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Penn State, and much more.

This elite running back is a massive addition to the 2024 Michigan football recruiting class, and he could be the next great major Ohio recruit to down the Buckeyes in the Maize and Blue.

Why did Marshall choose the Wolverines?

Here is what the four-star major Ohio recruit told On3 when asked why he committed to Michigan football:

“Family was the biggest thing for me. Being with coach Hart’s family and meeting them really meant a lot for me. See how much his family means to him and him knowing what family means to me. Also just the community and culture there. It feels like home every time I step into that building and it’s a freaking amazing place. They have one of the best institutions in the world and I take pride in that and know I have to have a plan after football. I think Michigan gives me the best opportunity. Last one they WIN. I’m trying to play for national championships. Not just Big 10 champs. But world champions.”

“It’s amazing. Me and coach Hart are like the same person and I really appreciate that. I am also super close to Coach Clink. We have grown a relationship just with life and I feel comfortable talking to him about anything . They plan to use me in every way they can in the back field . Passing, running, and blocking and whatever else I can do to help my team win.”

“It’s going to be crazy. Some of my friends are big OState fans, so is my papa. But he is going to start rooting for Michigan. I’m excited to play those guys. Just know after Blake and Donovan leave, just know that we are coming back to run that ball!”



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