Terrelle Pryor was named in ESPN's top 10 blue chip battles of all time.
Pryor chose Ohio State over Michigan. Pryor would go on to win a ton of games for ohio state posting a crazy record. Including Rose Bowl and Sugar bowl wins. Pryor would also be a major part of a scandal that tarnished his legacy in scarlet and gray. Leading to Scholarship reductions, wins vacated, and a bowl ban that ultimately cost Ohio State a shot to play in the BCS National Championship.
Michigan would also sign a quarterback in that recruiting class. Denard Robinson, would go down as one of the most popular wolverines ever. Despite being flat-out overrated as a passer and quarterback, he would go on to become the NCAA's all time leading rusher at his position. He would also deliver Michigan a BCS bowl win over Virginia Tech. How Va. Tech and Michigan even got in the BCS is a different story, so i wont share my thoughts on that BS.
Buckeyenation, who WON this recruiting battle? Michigan signing Denard? or Ohio State signing Pryor?
Dont just look at being a pro prospect.
I still say Ohio State. If you look past the scandal, Ohio State was simply dominant with Pryor under center. No, it did not lead to a national championship (although if he had 1 more year with posey, boom, and the bucks it might have been different) but they went to 3 BCS games in Pryor's 3 years. He was in the Heisman race his soph. and Jr. campaigns. Ohio State was always in the either the top-10 or top-5. Michigan? it was rare they were in the top 20. They only spent one week in the top 10. And that was week 1 right before they got blasted by bama. Denard has 2 signature wins. His BCS victory, and his escape at home to the worst ohio state team in 15 years, with an interim coach coming off the scandal. This is an easy call, Ohio State.
the rest of the top 10 blue chip battles were:
10. Fred Rouse- FSU over bama and texas
9. Vontaze Burfict- Arizona State over USC
8. Percy Harvin- Florida over USC (URBAN CLOSES AGAIN, NO SURPRISE)
7. Reggie Bush- USC ( and some money) over ND and Standford
6. Ryan Perriloux- LSU over Texas
5. Manti Teo- ND over USC
4. Pryor- OSU OVER MICHIGAN
3. Jadeveon Clowney- South Carolina over Clemson and Alabama
2. Julio Jones- Alabama over Oklahoma and Florida State
1. Adrian Peterson- Oklahoma over Texas, and Texas A&M