Michigan athletes playing football at Ohio State

Submitted by Michigan fanatic on April 10th, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Everyone knows about some of the greats like Charles Woodson, Desmond Howard, and tons of other Michigan football players that have come from the buckeye state. My question is this, do a lot of Michigan high school players go down to Ohio St. to play football or have there been some signifigant Ohio State players that have come from Michigan? I just never hear of any. It seems that more players come here to play than we have go down there. I don't know, maybe Ohio players don't feel as traiterous to come play for us as Michigan players would feel going to Ohio state to play. Maybe I'm wrong.



April 10th, 2011 at 1:58 PM ^

is in the same confernence as Utica.  I saw Craig play 3 years straight in the MAC.  I never thought he was a good QB then nor do I think he is now.

Rumor has it that he wanted to play for Michigan but we already were loaded at the QB position

Chippewa Blue

April 10th, 2011 at 1:40 PM ^

On average there are many more top level football players coming from Ohio than Michigan. So there is more of an opportunity for players from Ohio to come to U of M than there is for Michigan players to go to OSU


April 10th, 2011 at 3:10 PM ^

Also, there are two Big Ten schools in Michigan, so fewer players end up leaving the state in the first place.  I suppose Cincinnati could change the equation in Ohio now that they're in the Big East, but for the time being, they aren't a big recruiting force.

Urban Warfare

April 10th, 2011 at 2:06 PM ^

six players from Michigan on its roster: TE Reid Fragel (Grosse Pointe Farms); DL Johnathan Hankins (Dearborn Heights); WR James Jackson (Grand Ledge); WR Taurian Washington (Orchard Lake); DB Dionte Allen (Detroit); and DB Aaron Gant (Detroit).

Seven if you count Boren. 

This year we have three:  Allen, Fragel, and Hankins. 


April 10th, 2011 at 6:56 PM ^

Hankins is the most notable recent signee. Was extremely disruptive last year in limited PT and poised for a big year this season.


April 10th, 2011 at 9:25 PM ^

MSU didn't bother offerring him a scholarship.  He was out of shape, period and coaches don't want to take on players who are out of shape and lazy.  It was completely justified.


It's still too early to see if Hankins become a player because if he can't get into shape for MSU/Michigan to get a scholarship, I doubt that he would be in shape to play 40 snaps a game.


April 20th, 2011 at 2:46 AM ^


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