OSU leapfrogs Michigan in class rankings

January, 30, 2012
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When it comes to 2012 recruiting in the Big Ten, it's Ohio State and Michigan -- and everyone else.

The Buckeyes and Wolverines both are poised to sign top-10 recruiting classes Wednesday. Michigan's class has been ranked in the top 10 since last spring, when new coach Brady Hoke and his staff made a strong surge on the recruiting trail. Ohio State, meanwhile, made its push in December after naming Urban Meyer as its head coach. Meyer's impact has been substantial, as the Buckeyes have flipped several recruits committed to other programs and added five ESPNU 150 prospects.

ESPN Recruiting has come out with another set of rankings, Insider and Monday's rundown has Ohio State ahead of Michigan.

Ohio State comes in at No. 6, moving up five spots from its previous ranking. Michigan's class rates No. 8, a one-spot drop from the previous rundown.

Ohio State recently beat out Michigan for a commitment from cornerback Armani Reeves, a four-star recruit.

Both schools are hoping to bolster their classes by the end of national signing day with players like tackle Jordan Diamond, a Michigan target, and athlete Davonte Neal, an Ohio State target.

As has been the case for some time, no other Big Ten teams appear in ESPN Recruiting's Top 25 class rankings.

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