Reactions to Jordan Marshall’s surprise commitment to Michigan football
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
RBs in offenses run by Coach Harbaugh leave with records!
Evan Harney and I at USD. Toby Gerhart and Stepfan Taylor at Stanford. Frank Gore with the 49ers. Hassan Haskins, Blake Corum and hopefully you + others at Michigan! Go Blue!
— J.T. Rogan (@JTERogan) March 21, 2023
WDIV's Derick Hutchinson
Michigan lands another top running back recruit in 2024 four-star Jordan Marshall. https://t.co/2OOO4p68FI
— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) March 21, 2023
WCPO's Marshall Kramsky
Huge congrats to Jordan. Michigan is getting tremendous person. https://t.co/YLNHPqoH3S
— Marshall Kramsky (@marshallkramsky) March 21, 2023
VolsWire's Zach McKinnell
#Vols target 4-star RB Jordan Marshall announces his commitment to Michigan. A massive win for the Wolverines as Marshall was an Ohio Mr. Football finalist last season with 30 rushing TDs https://t.co/eEaCo99EiI
— Zach McKinnell (@zachmckinnell) March 21, 2023
The Wolverine's Clayton Sayfie
The best players in Ohio go to … https://t.co/HLS7UkEccp
— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) March 21, 2023
Michigan beats Ohio State for top-100 Ohio RB Jordan Marshall.
Hello darkness, my old friend. https://t.co/xCOmIItRsd pic.twitter.com/yO8lbiOgmw
— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) March 21, 2023
The Michigan Insider's Brice Marich
HUGE pick-up of Top247 RB Jordan Marshall for #Michigan https://t.co/iOFJ4w08oE
— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) March 21, 2023
MLive's Ryan Zuke
Huge pickup for Michigan on the recruiting trail. The four-star RB from Ohio is a top-100 prospect nationally in the 2024 class. https://t.co/q7E2MnsIdz
— Ryan Zuke (@ryanzuke) March 21, 2023
Buckeye Huddle's Marc Givler
Michigan lands Ohio's top RB prospect and #Buckeyes target Jordan Marshall. Big win for the Wolverines. https://t.co/2KTz8Kw7Un
— Marc Givler (@MarcGivler) March 21, 2023
Ohio State Rivals recruiting insider Jeremy Birmingham
Cincinnati Moeller four-star Jordan Marshall has committed to Michigan. Major win for Jim Harbaugh and Mike Hart in Ohio as Buckeyes fall short for talented running back.https://t.co/b0V3UwiZKh
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) March 21, 2023
Maize & Blue Nation
— Maize & Blue Nation (@MaizeBlueNation) March 21, 2023
Jim Harbaugh is cooking right now. 😳 https://t.co/IAhF09Yxjh
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) March 21, 2023
MGoBlog's Alex Drain
Mike Hart is ready to CHANGE THE NARRATIVE on RB recruiting I guess https://t.co/R3vGDz6nLS
— Alex Drain (@Alex_Drain) March 21, 2023
The Michigan Insider's Sam Webb
This is a HUGE win for @MHart2032! Beat #OhioState head to head! #Michigan #GoBlue https://t.co/xqCT8GSATd
— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) March 21, 2023
247Sports' Steve Lorenz
— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) March 21, 2023
The official Michigan football account
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) March 21, 2023
Director of recruiting Albert Karshnia
I thought @MHart2032 didn’t recruit though… 🤔🤔🤔 #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/dGjvesaUIw
— Albert Karschnia (@AKarsch_UM) March 21, 2023
Michigan director of on-campus operations Christina DeRuyter
Like I said, BIG weekend in Ann Arbor😉 #GoBlue https://t.co/V8RYSHoHAP
— Christina DeRuyter (@cderute) March 21, 2023
Don’t let Michigan beating out Ohio State for the commitment of four-star OH RB Jordan Marshall district you from the fact that Michigan has also beaten Ohio State on the gridiron in back-to-back years by a combined score of 87-50.
— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 21, 2023
Lead recruiter and RB coach Mike Hart
JUST GOT A BEAST!!! pic.twitter.com/szhssjb78H
— Mike Hart (@MHart2032) March 21, 2023
Maize & Blue Review's Josh Henschke
If the last two years didn't do it for you, the rivalry has officially flipped on its head.
— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) March 21, 2023
Michigan DT commit Ted Hammond
Welcome home family!〽️〽️〽️ https://t.co/tdYU2zFCLb
— Ted Hammond (@TedHammond14) March 21, 2023
DB Huddle's Dave Berk
Michigan football has made significant inroads in recruiting over the past few years in SW Ohio, especially the Cincinnati area. @BigMoBarrett, with the announcement Moeller RB @J_MARSH2024, has given his pledge to the Wolverines.
— Dave Berk (@Dave_Berk) March 21, 2023
Hoover Street Rag
Confirmed: Mike Hart draws on history, has a Marshall Plan. https://t.co/GOhvQmxTDL
— Hoover Street Rag (@hooverstreet) March 21, 2023
Blue By 90
He has huge ties to Ohio State and they wanted him bad and we still landed him.
Those fans down south are STRUGGLING 😂😂 https://t.co/pPutY6L2Kw
— Blue By 90 (@bluebyninety) March 21, 2023
Fox Sports' Michael Cohen
This is a big land for #Michigan. https://t.co/lkR0RtkzXx
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) March 21, 2023
MLive's Aaron McMann
Jordan Marshall, a four-star running back from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a top-100 recruit, has committed to Michigan.
Huge pickup for Mike Hart and the Wolverines. (And another Ohio kid…) pic.twitter.com/Q0i8LIY0Pl
— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) March 21, 2023
Buckeye Huddle's Alex Gleitman
Big get for UM. James Peoples becomes that much more important for #OhioState https://t.co/yeBHg0SlzW
— Alex Gleitman (@alexgleitman) March 21, 2023
ESPN's Tom VanHaaren
#Michigan got a commitment from ESPN 300 running back Jordan Marshall out of Moeller in Ohio. He’s one of the top prospects in the state, big get for the #Wolverines.
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) March 21, 2023
🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 just yelled so loud in Zehenders 🤣 https://t.co/fwx7KnJYLo
— Luke D'Mello (@mello2189) March 21, 2023
On3 Penn State reporter Sean Fitz
Good get for Michigan. Good player. https://t.co/8sAVni7VmI
— Sean Fitz (@SeanFitzOn3) March 21, 2023
Michigan target Blake Frazier
O shoot!! @J_MARSH2024 https://t.co/6NdW7WATia
— Blake Frazier (@_BlakeFrazier) March 21, 2023
Michigan commit Luke Hamilton
BOOM!!! Welcome to the FA〽️ILY @J_MARSH2024 https://t.co/Tm9rFRu6t8
— Luke Ha〽️ilton (@Hammy07422) March 21, 2023