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It had been 10 years since the last time Michigan beat Ohio State. So when the Wolverines ended their decade-long drought vs. the Buckeyes with a 42-27 win on Saturday, Donovan Peoples-Jones was understandably ready to celebrate.
Taking to Twitter shortly after the game, the Detroit native who spent his college career at Michigan acknowledged his alma mater's big win. But as a member of the Cleveland Browns, Peoples-Jones was also mindful of where he currently calls home, as he also asked for leniency from the rest of the Buckeye State.
"Sorry but Ohio y’all gotta let me enjoy this one today," the 22-year-old wideout tweeted on Saturday afternoon, before retweeting a video of Wolverine fans storming the field at Michigan Stadium.
A former 5-star recruit, Peoples-Jones chose to play for Michigan despite a strong push on the recruiting trail from Ohio State. Speaking to Lettermen Row last year, former Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer discussed the Detroit Cass Tech product, who he proclaimed to be one of the best wide receiver prospects he had ever recruited.
“I think that guy should be a top-10 pick”, Meyer said. “In high school, Donovan was one of the best receivers I’ve ever seen."
It didn't quite work out that way, as Peoples-Jones fell to the Browns in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Now in his second season in Cleveland, the 6-foot-2, 204-pound wide receiver has caught 16 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns in eight games. After missing last week's 13-10 win vs. the Detroit Lions due to a groin injury, he is questionable to play vs. the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.