Michigan, Ohio State recruits give fans glimpse of the future

Written By Ron Clements
(The Opening Vine)

There aren't many college football rivalries better than Ohio State and Michigan. Recruits Michael Onwenu and Jonathan Cooper gave fans a preview Friday of what's to come.

Onwenu was lured to Ann Arbor by new Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh. Cooper, who is no relation to former Buckeyes coach John Cooper, will play for current Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer.

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The two are destined to match up in college, but first they went head-to-head Friday at the Nike Football Training Camp in Beaverton, Ore.

Onwenu dominated Cooper in one drill.

The Buckeyes recruit later beat Onwenu around the edge.

Ohio State has won nine of the past 10 meetings with Michigan, but the Wolverines lead the storied series 58-46-6. The matchup between recruits can probably be called a draw.

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