Michigan football reels in yet another Ohio-based prospect
Ever since Cameron Calhoun committed to Michigan football moments following the win over Ohio State, the Wolverines have made more than a concerted effort recruiting the Buckeye state. On Tuesday, the maize and blue got their biggest boost yet, having stolen four-star running back Jordan Marshall away from the scarlet and gray — a huge coup considering he’s from Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller.
The in-roads that the Wolverines have made have included four Ohio-based recruits in 2023 and three thus far in 2024 — Marshall, DT Ted Hammond, and OT Luke Hamilton. And on Wednesday, the maize and blue got a fourth.
Although Marshall is the only one of the above who has an offer from OSU, the newest commitment has been recruited by the Buckeyes. And that’s Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward three-star offensive tackle Ben Roebuck, one of Michigan’s top targets, who pledged to the maize and blue.
BREAKING: 2024 OT Ben Roebuck tells me he has Committed to Michigan!
The 6’7 315 OT from Lakewood, OH chose the Wolverines over Tennessee, Penn St & others
“I was an OSU fan growing up, but then I grew up and realized that Michigan was the place to be.”https://t.co/x6K3QYHSya pic.twitter.com/hfZzzHjHlO
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) March 22, 2023
Roebuck chose Michigan over Penn State and Wisconsin, and is listed as a three-star — the No. 455 player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s listed at 6-foot-7, 320-pounds. He also has offers from Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Tennessee and others. His highest rating comes via Rivals, which has him as a four-star.
He’s the ninth commitment in 2024, and his pledge elevates the Wolverines to third in the 247Sports team rankings.
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