Jeremy Ruckert: “I Don't Know Why They Call [Ohio State-Michigan] a Rivalry”

By D.J. Byrnes on January 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Jeremy Ruckert

Jeremy Ruckert, the No. 1 tight end of the 2018 class, committed to Ohio State in July 2017 and signed with the university in December.

Though supremely talented, Ruckert is only 17-years-old. He isn't capable of remembering the Era of Darkness, a.k.a. the 1990s. He has only seen three Wolverine victories in his life and probably only remembers two of them.

As such, the Lindenhurst, New York, native isn't sure why The Rivalry is considered a rivalry at this point.

From Brandon Huffman of 247Sports, who spoke to Ruckert in Hawaii as he prepares for the Polynesian Bowl:

“I don’t know why they call it a rivalry,” Ruckert said. “I think we’ve won the last [six] in a row and [13] of the last [14]. So I don’t see it as a rivalry.”

If Ruckert still holds this conviction when he arrives on campus, expect Urban Meyer to quickly disabuse him of the notion.

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