Update: It appears that this may have been fake. Sometimes, things like this that seem too ridiculous to be real, are.
Whichever UM fan made that Sports Illustrated cover for @mikeweber25 did a nice job – it’s a good looking fake, but not official OSU entry.
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) May 27, 2014
Original: Michigan and Ohio State: epic rivals, Big Ten football programs with excellent pedigrees and national championship aspirations, and two schools with recruiting staffers who refuse to do any sort of proof-reading.
Last week, Michigan sent four-star running back Mike Weber a photoshopped ESPN The Magazine with him in maize-and-blue on the cover. The one problem? They failed to spell the word ‘American’ correctly.
Rival Ohio State will not be outdone by Michigan’s recruiting prowess, apparently.
— Uncle Mike (@mikeweber25) May 27, 2014
Aside from the glaring, embarrassing typos, both schools did a nice job with these photoshops. It will be interesting to see where Weber winds up on National Singing…err…Signing Day next February.