Reactions to Jordan Marshall’s surprise commitment to Michigan football

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The tide has fully turned toward Michigan football over rival Ohio State.

Not only have the Wolverines beaten the Buckeyes in back-to-back meetings on the field, but the maize and blue just did what’s recently been thought as unthinkable: pulled a top-tier player out of Ohio that OSU wanted. That player? Elite running back Jordan Marshall out of Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller.

Naturally, Ohio State sites are a little bit salty:

OSU doesn’t lose top-tier Ohio prospects to Michigan often, as Marshall is the first top-100 nationally-ranked player in 247Sports’ composite rankings from Ohio to choose the Wolverines since Dymonte Thomas in the 2013 recruiting class.

The news is obviously a blow to Ohio State, who would have much preferred to keep Marshall in-state instead of facing him on a yearly basis. But the Buckeyes don’t have a shortage of options to turn to now that Marshall is no longer in the picture.

Beyond the sites out there, Twitter was full of reactions from the media, commits, recruits, staffers, and more, delighting with joy — or lamenting the loss, depending on what side of the media you’re on.

Here are the best reactions.

Former USD RB and Michigan football staffer J.T. Rogan

WDIV's Derick Hutchinson

WCPO's Marshall Kramsky

VolsWire's Zach McKinnell

The Wolverine's Clayton Sayfie

The Michigan Insider's Brice Marich

MLive's Ryan Zuke

Buckeye Huddle's Marc Givler

Ohio State Rivals recruiting insider Jeremy Birmingham

Maize & Blue Nation

Jordan Strack

MGoBlog's Alex Drain

The Michigan Insider's Sam Webb

247Sports' Steve Lorenz

The official Michigan football account

Director of recruiting Albert Karshnia

Michigan director of on-campus operations Christina DeRuyter

Scott Bell

Lead recruiter and RB coach Mike Hart

Maize & Blue Review's Josh Henschke

Michigan DT commit Ted Hammond

DB Huddle's Dave Berk

Hoover Street Rag

Blue By 90

Fox Sports' Michael Cohen

MLive's Aaron McMann

Buckeye Huddle's Alex Gleitman

ESPN's Tom VanHaaren

Luke D'Mello

On3 Penn State reporter Sean Fitz

Michigan target Blake Frazier

Michigan commit Luke Hamilton

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire