The linemen worked all week at The Opening vying for a spot in the final five for both offense and defense. When the final groups were announced, Michigan offensive line commit Michael Onwenu and Ohio State defensive line commit Jonathon Cooper were both on the respective lists.
The future rivals gave everyone a taste of what things might be like in the coming years when they squared off in one-on-ones.
Michigan vs Ohio State. Michael Onwenu vs Jonathon Cooper https://t.co/F6ofv9v1jr— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 10, 2015
They went back and forth and got a bunch of opportunities to best the other.
Onwenu vs Cooper again. https://t.co/iiTZ9XAZyF— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 10, 2015
Things heated up once the final round came about and the future rivals took three reps against each other. Onwenu stopped Cooper on the first try.
Michael Onwenu stuffed Jonathon Cooper. Michigan vs Ohio State https://t.co/7alrVMG8wD— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 10, 2015
Cooper then rebounded and squared up the score on the second effort.
Jonathan Cooper gets to the QB on the next rep against Onwenu. Nice battle brewing https://t.co/WllHkn9PYp— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 10, 2015
The third and final rep was set to decide the winner, and Cooper ultimately came out on top.
Cooper gets Onwenu on the third and final rep. https://t.co/EfsVGXUrVP— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 10, 2015