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Michigan, Ohio State rivalry bleeds into recruiting as HS teammates go back and forth on social media

Scorebook Live 3/27/2023 Andrew Nemec
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St. Edward (Ohio) four-star offensive linemen Deontae Armstrong and Devontae Armstrong committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday.

>>> Twin brothers commit to Ohio State Buckeyes

And it almost immediately kickstarted some trash talk between a Michigan Wolverines commit and the Ohio State pledges.

St. Edward (Ohio) teammate and Michigan pledge Ben Roebuck posted on Armstrong's Instagram.

"Can't wait to beat ya'll," he wrote. 

Dontae Armstrong quickly responded. 

"What school did you grow up watching? Therapy wouldn't be too bad atp." 

Avon (Ohio) four-star offensive lineman and Michigan pledge Luke Hamilton also got in on the action.

"Congrats Deontae," he wrote. "But at the end of the day GoBlue." 

The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is arguably the best in all of college football, so it's no surprise to see it bleed into the recruiting world.

What is notable in this particular clash is that the battle is taking place along the St. Edward offensive line in the class of 2024. 

Currently, Michigan has the nation's No. 3 recruiting class, while Ohio State sits at No. 6.

In terms of "ranking per commit" on 247Sports, Ohio State's average of 92.94 is No. 5 in the country behind No. 12 Alabama (97.18; 4 commits),  No. 14 Florida (96.54; 4 commits) No. 1 Georgia (95.09; 11) and No. 7 South Carolina (93.82; 5), while Michigan's class sits at 90.58 (9 commits), which is outside the top-10 nationally. 

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