Rodriguez gets a recruiting victory over OSU

Updated: September 28, 2009, 9:56 AM ET
By Bill Kurelic
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez won a big recruiting battle over the weekend when he landed a commitment from punter Will Hagerup (Whitefish Bay, Wis.). Hagerup picked the Wolverines over scholarship offers from Ohio State, Wisconsin and Florida.

Rodriguez now has 19 commitments for his 2010 recruiting class. However, Hagerup represents Rodriguez' first victory over Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel.

Of the other 18 Michigan commitments, only one, defensive back/linebacker Marvin Robinson (Eagle Lake, Fla./Lake Region), had a scholarship offer from Ohio State. And in the case of Robinson, the Buckeyes offered him very early, but later decided to go another direction before Robinson committed to the Wolverines.