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Michigan, Ohio State commits trade shots on social media

A future Wolverine and Buckeye had some words for one another on social media.



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Nov 26, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) throws deep during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Over the course of the past two college football seasons, Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan Wolverines have seemingly closed the gap between their program and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Over the past 20 years, Ohio State boasts a 16-4 record against Michigan football; though in 2021 and 2022, the Wolverines won in dominant fashion (42-27, 45-23). Additionally, over the past few weeks, Michigan has been hitting the Ohio recruiting pipeline very hard, even picking up two massive four-star commitments from OH over the past seven days alone. Recently, a Michigan football commit from the state of Ohio traded shots on social media with one of the Buckeyes’ new commits.

Michigan football commit Ben Roebuck trades shots with new Ohio State commit on social media

Lat week, Rivals four-star offensive tackle Ben Roebuck of St. Edward High School in Ohio announced his commitment to the Michigan football program. Today, fellow St. Edward offensive tackle Devontae Armstrong committed to Michigan’s biggest rival — the Ohio State Buckeyes — and the two had some words for another (in a friendly manner) on social media.

Seeing as Michigan football has dominated Ohio State in consecutive years, Roebuck replied to Armstrong’s announcement by stating, “Can’t wait to beat y’all.” Shortly after, Armstrong fired back by replying, “What school did you grow up watching? Therapy wouldn’t be too bad at this point.”

Obviously, Roebuck’s comment insinuates that Michigan football is gearing up for yet another massive season this fall, and the program is in a position to sustain its newfound success against the Buckeyes. On the other hand, Armstrong is correct in pointing out that Ohio State football has had Michigan’s number for nearly two decades — he clearly thinks the Buckeyes are going to get back to their winning ways in the near future.

We assume this is all just friendly banter, though it is fun watching two commits of rival programs have at it on social media — it’s part of what makes college football so special.

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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.