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Michigan commit burns Buckeyes recruiting literature

Brady Hoke AP

Literally.

And, yep, The Rivalry still burns white-hot, even in the offseason.

While the long-running Ohio State-Michigan blood feud lost some of its luster last decade thanks to the former’s dominance of the series, the arrival of Brady Hoke in The Big House began the refueling process last season.  The addition of Urban Meyer into the mix as the Buckeyes’ mix will likely do the same off the field, and is definitely doing the same on the recruiting trail.

Speaking of which, Illinois high school offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman has been a verbal commitment to the Wolverines since February.  As is ofttimes the case, especially when Meyer is involved, schools are attempting to flip Tuley-Tillman’s commit, including the Buckeyes.

Saturday afternoon, Tuley-Tillman, the No. 13 tackle prospect in the Class of 2013, cleared up any confusion as to whether a flip to the Buckeyes is in the cards:

Yes, that’s a piece of OSU recruiting mail set afire by the lineman, which heavily intimates — and I’m no recruiting guru/savant — that the Buckeyes are currently not in the player’s future.

Tuley-Tillman’s decision to set fire to the Scarlet & Gray literature came a day after the Buckeyes offered Michigan commit Mike McCray, a four-star linebacker from Ohio who committed to the Wolverines in March.  McCray took to Twitter as well, writing in separate tweets “I’m not going anywhere” and “#GOBLUE“.

(Tip O’ the Cap: AnnArbor.com)

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30 Responses to “Michigan commit burns Buckeyes recruiting literature”
  1. wustlumdnj says: May 27, 2012 9:02 AM

    Well that’s just incendiary

  2. gopokes0714 says: May 27, 2012 9:10 AM

    I see what you did there ;)

    I used to like Urban Meyer, but I hate this tactic of recruiting commitments. There are plenty of athletes out there. Be good enough to find the diamonds in the rough. Stop messing the thoughts and emotions of hormonal 17-18 year old high school students.

    So much for Ohio St cleaning up their act.

  3. canetic says: May 27, 2012 9:27 AM

    I hope he checked it for cash first

  4. lbijake says: May 27, 2012 9:40 AM

    Urban, my man, represent, dude, represent.

  5. sigep316 says: May 27, 2012 9:49 AM

    That has to bring a proud tear to the eye of the Michigan fans!

  6. hollisrob1 says: May 27, 2012 9:54 AM

    Best part is them dummies can’t even spell his city right, further let’s you know where not to go for academics…hail

  7. latchbeam says: May 27, 2012 11:05 AM

    None of this matters… OSU is going to continuing dominating Michigan. Last year was a fluke.

  8. alligatorsnapper says: May 27, 2012 11:19 AM

    wustlumdnj says:
    May 27, 2012 9:02 AM

    Well that’s just incendiary

    **************

    That may be the best comment of the week!

    It is not as if Meyer and Buckeye coaches need any incentive or motivation, but whether they use this incedent or not, the captains will. Look to see this rivalry intensify as the years progress and could become one of the very best in the years ahead, sort of like Alabama and LSU.

    Best to the Buckeyes and Wolverines!

    And may all this realignment, conference switching, etc. not mess up any more historical rivalries and may those who have been messed up be straightened out by sane minded college administrators.

  9. polegojim says: May 27, 2012 11:27 AM

    @latch… hope is not a strategy.

    I love this kid already.

    TnT… blowing up holes in the bucknut D…

  10. BrownsTown (the 1st one, not the new guy using my name) says: May 27, 2012 11:40 AM

    Pokes,

    Like the fat man poaching recruits from OSU after Tressel resigned?

    I would say Michigan fired the first shot, but the reality is that this is SOP in big-time college football…….for better or for worse (I lean towards the latter). If you’re not recruiting all the way until signing day, you’re at a competitive disadvantage.

  11. 2dmo4 says: May 27, 2012 11:42 AM

    Hey latchbeam…..waaaaaahhhhh. Keep crying pal. The only thing ohio has is your corrupt POS state college. We shall see when we light up you guys for years to come. The only fluke is how you guys got off so easy for all the violations you have had over the past…well for friggin ever.

  12. spreadthecheese says: May 27, 2012 12:03 PM

    Glad to see Michigan is targeting recruits that like to play with fire in their spare time.

  13. kozbee says: May 27, 2012 1:05 PM

    The way Michigan is recruiting the last couple seasons i`ll bet a bucket of bucknuts that Hoke will beat down on Ohio St this season.Meyer is a couple seasons away from getting Ohio st back in the hunt.Go Wolverines.I think Hoke is trying to be the #1 recruiter this season,if not he`ll be in the top 5.All you Wolverines up north show the Blue.Meyer while in the SEC Auburn was a team he never did beat,now thats enough to send any coach to the Big Ten.

  14. joshuavkidd says: May 27, 2012 1:08 PM

    I assume the above comment is referring to Kalis as the recruit who UM flipped but i think you guys forget that it was Kyle who wanted out… He was quoted as saying he didnt feel like he should have to pay for other peoples mistakes so i dont think you can call that Hoke poaching him. I agree with some of the other readers, do you work and get in on kids early enough and you don’t have to go out and try and poach kids.

  15. polegojim says: May 27, 2012 1:08 PM

    @Brownstown – exactly – I have no issue with flipping recruits… I’m enjoying some success.
    Looking forward to what I hope is another 10 year war between Hoke and Meyer.

    Rekindle, rebuild, reload

    @cheese – and on the field. Scorched turf policy. Nothing less is acceptable.

    GO BLUE!

  16. eastsidebuckeye says: May 27, 2012 1:33 PM

    It is nice to see that scUM fans think that their team is relevant again. Truth is that if a kid wants to get drafted first round at the next level there is only one choice….tOSU. All time tOSU 51 scUM 31, Since 2000 tOSU 17 scUM 9. A kid has a 65% better chance at getting drafted in the first round of the NFL draft if he goes to tOSU over scUM. I may not be able to spell but I can do simple math. HA! Show me one statistic that scUM leads tOSU post 1928 outside negative stats like losses, turnovers, etc. How about recruiting the opposing teams state? scUM has that in their favor!

  17. thekatman says: May 27, 2012 1:51 PM

    The stealing of anothr school’s recruits is still legal according to the NCAA, though I believe there should be a moratorium on recruiting 30 days prior ot signing day. Other wise the DAT symdrome will happen. Thie iz the DeAnthony Thomas steal of DAT, a long time commit to USC, who signed with Oregon after his visit to Eugene the last week before signing day. Same thing happened when Stanfor recruited 2 offensive linemen from USC the last week.

    I happens all the time, so for UM fans to call Urban(e) Meyer names isnt going to solve the problems. Write you university president and ask him to have the rules changed to put a moratorium on recruiting 15 – 30 days before signing day. Another process would be to allow kids to submit their LOI at anytime after they start their senior year.

    The issue we have is that 17 y/o kids have unstable emotions and can be thrown off course awt any time by an insistent recruiting progrM. They change their minds as often as a 15 y/o girl looking for a dress for the school dance. I dont care how much a kid says he is committed, either a hard or soft verbal, because all verbals are soft until signing day or they enroll early in January.

    Additionally, it sems that a lotmof kid are just popsturing to see how many offers they can get. It is getting out of hand. Lots of schools put out a ton of offers though only 25 are allowed, so theree’s a lot of over-recruiting going on and kids have been left out in the cold after accepting an offer and then stop going on visits.

    Now, as for this kid burning his OSU marketing liturature. Fine, dude, but didnt show me any style or class. Time to grow up and be a man, a responsible man. Trash talk is just plain ole BS, and stumping on Twitter doinh that shows that you still have a lot of growing up to do. Prhaps Hoke will redshirt you for a year or two and teach something aout manners, being emotionally respnsibile, keeping up to date with your studies, and then teach you football…. You certainly need some life coaching.

    Fight On brothers and sisters.
    Beat everybody, especially the NCAA.

  18. cubano76 says: May 27, 2012 2:08 PM

    @canetic

    WELL done! LOL

  19. cubano76 says: May 27, 2012 2:09 PM

    You know, how that fat bastard can coach Michigan AND Govern the State of New Jersey is simply amazing. Well done sir!

  20. kfiz14 says: May 27, 2012 3:24 PM

    Everyone in Michigan lives in cardboard boxes.

  21. BrownsTown (the 1st one, not the new guy using my name) says: May 27, 2012 3:33 PM

    Cubano…..and co-host a radio show on ESPN weekdays 6:00-10:00 AM.

    A true renaissance man.

  22. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: May 27, 2012 6:39 PM

    No bigger douche in college football than Urban Meyer.

  23. norcalirish says: May 28, 2012 4:32 AM

    kfiz14: rofl! I can’t stop laughing over that comment.

    As for burning the letter, I think that’s great…adds flavor to the rivalry.

  24. indywvu says: May 28, 2012 9:38 AM

    I don’t care for either school, but I love the story of what the kid did. This is a rivalry. This is why college football is superior to the NFL.

  25. effosugoblue says: May 28, 2012 9:56 AM

    EFFING LOVE IT!!!!

  26. dkhhuey says: May 28, 2012 10:49 AM

    Awesome – it will just make the Buckeye’s woodshed beat down of AACC in The Shoe all that much more sweater!!! Urban is smiling!!!

  27. eastsidebuckeye says: May 28, 2012 10:56 AM

    Here are some more points of interest when a recruit is thinking of choosing between tOSU and scUM. No scUM player has ever received the Outland Trophy while tOSU players have won the award 4 times. As far as Lombardi Award winners…you got it scUM has 1 while tOSU has 6 winners. Ohio State has won more Heismans, Maxwells, Walter Camps, Davey OBriens, Butkus’, Thorpes, grozas, and Ray Guy awards than scUM. The 3 titles in the awards category that scUM edges OSU barely 2-1Remington,1-0Bednarik,1-0Hendricks. If this kid wants to win an award like the Lombardi for OLineman, he has an 90% greater chance at tOSU. FACT. can’t spell but can do math

    GO BUCKEYES!

  28. hollisrob1 says: May 28, 2012 11:14 AM

    Name your Outland award winners? You think those bums have the cache of Jake Long…if you wanna be first overall pick come to Michigan

  29. eastsidebuckeye says: May 28, 2012 1:34 PM

    Outland tOSU-1996 Orlando Pace 1973 John Hicks 1970 Jim Stillwagon 1956 Jim Parker; scUM-NONE: Lombardi tOSU-Stillwagon,Hicks, Speilman,Pacex2,Hawk; scUM-Woodley: Heisman-tOSU Smith,George,Griffinx2,Cassady,Janowicz,Horvath; scUM-Woodson,Howard,Harmon Butkus-tOSU Lauranitis,Katzemoyer;scUM-Anderson Thorpe tOSU-Jenkins,Winfield;scUM-Woodson….oh Orlando Pace>Jake Long; Orlando Pace 7xProBowl>>Jake Long 4xPrBowl; Pace-5xAllPro>>Long-1xAllPro. I’m not calling Jake Long a bum. He is truely a great football player. Oh and by the way…Since 1979 scUM only has had only 1 player go 1st Overall to NFL draft, tOSU 3. So basically a recruit has a 66% better chance at being a #1 overall pick in the NFL draft by choosing tOSU. Sorry scUM fans try again.

  30. polegojim says: May 28, 2012 8:08 PM

    Yo eastside… the big picture escapes you.

    Who cares about producing a #1 draft pick?

    What award do you win for that?

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