Michigan football put all of its eggs in the Ohio-based cornerback basket in the 2024 recruiting cycle.
First up was long shot Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville four-star Bryce West,
who made several visits to Ann Arbor before committing to Ohio State on his official visit to Columbus.
Then it was Cincinnati (Ohio) Withrow four-star Terhyon Nichols, who officially visited but ultimately crossed the closer border and went to Kentucky.
However, there’s one that the Wolverines coveted most of all: Springfield (Ohio) four-star Aaron Scott Jr.
Scott clearly favored the Wolverines at times in his recruitment, despite having 100% of 247Sports’ crystal balls indicating he’d end up in Columbus.
though that was before his official visit to OSU.
A secondary source, who spoke with WolverinesWire on the condition of anonymity, said that he was unsure following his visit to Columbus.
He decided to commit to his school of choice on his father’s birthday,
which indicated he’d likely choose the Buckeyes, his father’s favorite team.
However, he noted late in the process that he was unsure if he’d end up in Ann Arbor, Columbus or Eugene, Oregon.
On Sunday, Scott announced his decision live on Instagram. He chose to Ohio State.