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Michigan football trying to sway No. 1 player in OH from Ohio State this weekend

Michigan needs to start stealing major talents from Ohio State’s backyard.



Michigan football looking to steal Aaron Scott from Ohio State
Apr 4, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is seen during the Spring football game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

ANN ARBOR, MI — This weekend, the Michigan Wolverines are hosting some major talent from around the nation. As we have seen on a few occasions this month, the Michigan football program is having itself a massive recruiting visit weekend, with some of the top names in many classes making their way to the Wolverines’ beautiful campus. Among Jim Harbaugh’s visitors is four-star 2024 cornerback Aaron Scott, who is currently favored to land in Columbus.

Over the past two seasons, Michigan football has won two-straight Big Ten Championships, been to the playoff twice, and has won over 89% of its games. That being said, if you were only looking at recruiting rankings, you’d never know that Harbaugh & Co. have been out-performing the entire conference for two years in a row. If Michigan wants to get serious about long-term contention, swaying Aaron Scott from the Ohio State Buckeyes would be an incredible starting point.

Michigan football pursuing Aaron Scott during weekend visit to Ann Arbor

The Michigan Wolverines will go all out this weekend in hopes of swaying big-name talents — such as Aaron Scott — to commit to the Maize and Blue. Aaron Scott is not just another four-star, either; he is On3’s top-ranked recruit in the state of Ohio.

According to the On3 rankings, Aaron Scott is a four-star 2024 defensive back and ranks as the No. 11 player in the nation, the No. 2 cornerback in the 2024 class, and the No. 1 player in the state of Ohio. Additionally, Scott is ranked among the top-7 players in OH by every major recruiting outlet, including Rivals, ESPN, and 247 Sports. Scott’s visit to Ann Arbor will not be his first trip to Michigan’s campus — his first trip to Tree Town came back in late-January of this year.

Scott’s second visit with the Wolverines will tie Michigan football for second place when it comes to visits — UM will be tied up with programs like Cincinnati, Tennessee, Notre Dame, and others. The Ohio State Buckeyes lead the visit race with four thus far, and a fifth scheduled for next month.

If Michigan football expects to continue to compete with the Ohio State Buckeyes, and compete for national titles, swaying some top players from their biggest rival will be necessary. The Wolverines have a massive opportunity to poach Ohio’s top player this weekend, and if Harbaugh can pull it off, there could be a domino effect in Michigan’s favor.

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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. Right now, CJ is the publisher of Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. Previously, CJ has made stops with Fansided, The Michigan Daily, and more.