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Michigan 4-Star QB Recruit Takes Shot At Ohio State, Fueling The Rivalry

Newly committed Michigan recruit Brady Hart just riled up the whole state of Ohio, as he stirred the pot when making a comment about why he chose to be a Wolverine and not a Buckeye.

Known as one the longest-standing, biggest rivalries in college football, the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes have had bad blood with each other dating back to their first matchup on October 16, 1897.

While speaking with about his decision to take his talents to Ann Arbor and join the defending 2023 national champions, Hart said the following statement:

"When I walked out of Ohio State, I realized the culture that Michigan has isn't everywhere. There is not a place like Michigan. The ability to win is a huge thing for me, and the ability to win at a high level and compete for a national championship every year is huge. I can't wait to be a part of it," Hart said.

Considering his mentioning of Ohio State, it is unknown whether the quarterback meant to take shots at his newly found rival school, yet fans from the Buckeye state undoubtedly will take it personally.

Evidently, the Cocoa, Florida native now just gave the Scarlet & Gray bulletin board material heading into the 2024 season.

In his high school sophomore season, Hart, 6-foot-4, threw for 3,759 yards with 41 TD and 11 INT, leading Cocoa High School to a 14-1 record and state title.

The quarterback, who shares a name with former Wolverines QB Tom Brady, is only the seventh top-100 QB commit in Michigan history, joining the likes of: Ryan Mallett, Chad Henne, Devin Gardner, Shane Morris, Brandon Peters and J.J. McCarthy.

#9 Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy

#10 Michigan QB Tom Brady

The pro style quarterback is rated as the No. 9 QB in his 2026 recruiting class, he is a consensus 4-star recruit, but many consider him a borderline 5-star player. With this in mind, there was some anticipation regarding what school Hart will be attending this upcoming fall.

The Florida native will be in for a rude awakening if he joins Michigan in traveling to Ohio Stadium, or rather known as the "Horseshoe," on November 30, 2024 at noon ET, which is a date that most Buckeye fans already have circled on their calendar.


When looking at the historical rivalry between neighboring states that share the Lake Erie river, Michigan and Ohio State have faced each other a total of 118 times, as they play annually in what is referred to as "The Game."

Michigan holds the all-time record advantage (61-51-6), nevertheless, when looking at recent years, Ohio has dominated "The Team Up North."

In particular in the 21st century, Ohio State has a 17-5 record since 2000. Then when viewing the last decade Ohio State is 7-3, winning seven straight from 2013-2019, while Michigan won the last three matchups.


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