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Michigan Signee Reon Dawson Says He'll Be an Ohio State Fan for Life

Credit: 247Sports
Credit: 247Sports
Randy ChambersAnalyst IFebruary 7, 2013

What do you do when you discover that one your guys has had a crush all along on the enemy? We should find out soon what the Michigan Wolverines are going to do as new commit Reon Dawson has decided to let a terrifying secret out of the bag.

Listed as a 3-star cornerback from Dayton, OH, Dawson signed his letter of intent on national signing day to become a Michigan man.

Well, not exactly.

You see, although he will be suiting up in a Michigan uniform for the next few years, he has always had a special place in his heart for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Yes, you read that right.

Dawson told Marc F. Pendleton of the Dayton Daily News that he has always been a Buckeyes fan and even though he plays for the Wolverines, that fan loyalty will never change.

“Until I die, I’m gonna be a Buckeye fan even though I’m going (to Michigan). When we play (OSU) I’m gonna still bring my ‘A’ game. But, I love Ohio State.”

Talk about the ultimate trolling.

With no offer on the table from the school he loves, Dawson decided he would just commit to the next best thing and rub it in the Wolverines faces that he is really not one of them.

He originally committed to Illinois, but decided that wasn't the school for him. So instead of Michigan, he could have easily taken another offer such as Penn State, Vanderbilt or even West Virginia. However, that would have meant he wouldn't have been able to rub elbows with his buddies with the Big Ten team that is historically hated.

And not only did he do this with a clear conscience, but he admitted it for the world to know.

So what do you do when a situation like this pops up? And why in the world wasn't this found out before Michigan had extended an offer?

As a coaching staff, you want to find out all of the dirty secrets to know who exactly you are putting on your football team.

Give me the guy with one leg, we'll take the kid who just discovered what football was last week, just please don't mix the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State players together.

There should be a recruiting law in place that forces all recruits to announce which team they root for before an offer is extended. This way none of this stuff happens again and Michigan fans won't have to cringe knowing that the guy that saved the game truly isn't one of them.

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