DB recruit Gareon Conley joins Ohio State 10 days after decommitting from Michigan
Defensive back recruit Gareon Conley decommitted from Michigan last week.
Ten days later, he joined the Wolverines' most-hated rival.
Conley, who still was expected to officially visit Michigan next week, verbally committed to Ohio State's 2013 class on Friday, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
It marks the first time Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, known as a strong recruiter, has swiped a player once committed to the Wolverines.
Conley originally pledged to Michigan in March, but decommitted on Nov. 27 reportedly because he wanted to visit other schools. Wolverines coach Brady Hoke doesn't allow his commits to make official visits elsewhere.
But Conley was expected to be back in the fold when he scheduled an official visit to Michigan for next week. Apparently, though, he's already made up his mind.
Conley is a three-star defensive back according to Rivals and four-star according to Scout. The Massillon, Ohio, native also held offers from Cincinnati, Marshall and Northwestern, as well as Michigan and Ohio State, according to Rivals.
Hoke and Meyer have engaged in several head-to-head recruiting battles since Meyer took over as Ohio State's head coach a year ago, but this is the first time a player once committed to Michigan flipped to the Buckeyes.
Michigan has 22 verbal commitments for its 2013 class. National signing day is Feb. 6.