A Look at the Wide Talent Gap Between Ohio State and Michigan

By Kevin Harrish on March 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm
The talent gap is wide.

The talent gap is real, and it's wide.

Despite the denials of Michigan men (namely, Khaleke Hudson), it's fairly obvious to any honest observer that Ohio State holds a decided talent advantage over the Wolverines, and that talent gap is probably even bigger than you thought.

Of the top-25 players in the rivalry, Ohio State accounts for 22 of them, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The Buckeyes also have the top-six players and 12 of the top 13.

And it seems the gap is only getting wider.

Ohio State continues to haul in commitments at a frenetic pace, currently holding the No. 1 spot in the 2021 class recruiting rankings, 48 points ahead of second-place Clemson with the Buckeyes the favorites to add a few more elite prospects in the near future, including two top-20 players.

Meanwhile, Michigan sits at No. 31 in the national rankings, holding just two commitments (albeit from highly-ranked players). 

If Michigan's going to close the gap on the field, where Ohio State has won 15 of the last 16, it's going to have to start on the recruiting trail. And it ain't looking good.

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