Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh are, yet again, doing battle on the recruiting trail when it comes to a top-tier high school football prospect and, from the looks of it, the Ohio State Buckeyes might be winning. On Wednesday, the nation’s No. 3 defensive end, Jay Tufele, took to Twitter to announce that he will be visiting Columbus for the annual game against Michigan on Nov. 26.
On one hand, that isn’t a massive deal given that Tufele already visited Ann Arbor this season for the game against Illinois, but the 6-foot-3, 297-pound defensive end from South Jordan, Utah put forth an interesting hashtag that undoubtedly scares Michigan supporters.
Tufele will be the guest of Ohio State on this particular visit, meaning that he almost has to lean in that direction. However, the game features the two teams that are reportedly leading the way for his services, and Jim Harbaugh’s crew can’t be incredibly happy to see this on social media.
At this stage, it is probably a bit aggressive to suggest that Ohio State is the full-fledged leader for Tufele before he ever sets foot on campus in Columbus, but thinking that he could be leaning that way seems quite reasonable. Michigan and Ohio State will (finally) face off between the white lines in a just a couple of weeks, but the recruiting battle never seems to stop.