It’s one of the classic philosophical questions in recruiting: How can a player aggressively compete against someone who he or she knows is going to be a future teammate? We got that answer over the weekend in the form of a Twitter tit-for-tat involving stars following USA TODAY Super 25 No. 1 Bishop Gorman’s 35-20 victory against No. 7 St. John Bosco.
The “altercation” in question involved St. John Bosco offensive lineman Wyatt Davis and Bishop Gorman defensive tackle Haskell Garrett. The pair are five and four-star prospects, respectively, and both have already committed to Ohio State, as has the man who initially sparked the back and forth: Gorman quarterback Tate Martell (who else).
Here’s how the entire online conversation played out on Twitter:
OK, so maybe “Twitter beef” is a bit strong. It was more a tet-a-tet turned mutual appreciation society transformed to a mini Ohio State pep rally. Good for them, and for Ohio State. They have plenty of competitiveness coming in on both sides of the line.