Michigan hasn't defeated Ohio State or won more than 10 games since 2011, but that hasn't deterred Tristan Bounds' confidence.
A three-star offensive tackle who committed to the Wolverines on Monday, Bounds said in an interview this week with The Wolverine's EJ Holland that his goals for his Michigan career include beating Ohio State, winning national titles and never losing any games.
“After I take a couple days to take it in and realize what I really just did, and that's commit to one of the best universities in the country as well as a football powerhouse, I'm definitely going to get on the recruiting trail hard,” Bounds said on The Wolverine Podcast. “I've been pretty adamant about this. I don't want to lose any games. I want to win national championships. I want to kick the shit out of Ohio State. Those are my goals. The best class that we can get is going to help us do that.”
Bounds, a Connecticut native, is currently ranked as the No. 663 overall prospect in 247Sports' composite rankings for the class of 2021, more than 250 spots lower than any of Ohio State's 2021 commits with the exception of Australian punter Jesse Mirco.
For Bounds to accomplish his goals, Michigan will have to make enormous strides during his career there. Michigan has lost its last eight straight games against Ohio State, has lost at least three games in each of the last eight years, hasn't won a Big Ten title since 2004 and has yet to make the College Football Playoff.