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Michigan football recruiting trending to steal four-star Ohio State target

Michigan football is currently trending for a major four-star Ohio State target.



Michigan football recruiting, Ohio State target, Elias Rudolph
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The recent Michigan football recruiting efforts for the 2024 class have been exceptional thus far, with an impressive tally of 17 hard commitments (including some Ohio State targets) and the esteemed position of being ranked as the number one team according to the 247 Sports composite team rankings. Jim Harbaugh’s adeptness in recruiting has undeniably contributed to this achievement.

The Wolverines have not only flourished on the recruiting front, but they have also displayed remarkable success on the football field throughout this decade, particularly when facing their fierce rivals, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Michigan football recruiting lands new prediction to poach four-star Ohio State target

Adding to their recent triumphs, Michigan has received an exciting new development in their recruiting endeavors. Presently, it seems that the Wolverines are on the verge of outmaneuvering their rival, the Buckeyes, in the pursuit of a highly coveted four-star recruit. This prospective acquisition highlights Michigan’s ability to lure talent away from Ohio State, underscoring their growing influence and prowess in the recruiting landscape.

In a significant development, Michigan football has received a compelling insider prediction from Zach Libby, a recruiting insider at On3. This prediction suggests that the Wolverines are poised to secure the commitment of Elias Rudolph, a highly sought-after four-star EDGE/Linebacker, for the 2024 recruiting class. Although Ohio State appeared to be the frontrunner in his recruitment not too long ago, their advantage seems to have waned as of late.

The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine now indicates that Michigan has reversed the narrative, overtaking Ohio State in the pursuit of Elias Rudolph. The Wolverines currently hold an impressive 83.3% chance of securing his commitment in the 2024 class. Should this prediction come to fruition, Michigan’s recruiting dominance, which is becoming a major issue for many Big Ten powers, will continue to flourish.

Elias Rudolph, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, is a highly regarded four-star EDGE prospect and major Ohio State target in the 2024 class. He holds the distinction of being ranked as the No. 230 recruit in his class, the No. 20 EDGE player, and the No. 36 recruit in the state of Florida. Landing the commitment of Rudolph would undoubtedly be a monumental achievement for the Wolverines, further solidifying their recruiting prowess.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.