Justin Boren has One School Definitely on Top

Offensive lineman <b>Justin Boren</b> of Pickerington, Ohio North High School is more than familiar with the Michigan - Ohio State rivalry. His father, Mike, played for Bo, and the family now resides just outside of Columbus. GoBlueWolverine.com chatted with Boren Wednesday, and he listed a definite leader and also laid out the timeline for his decision. <br>

The Michigan - Ohio State rivalry is alive and well in the new dwellings of the Boren family. Justin Boren, son of Mike, a former Wolverine linebacker, is now in the recruiting process and is looking to make a school choice early this summer. At one time it appeared to be a battle between the Buckeyes and the Wolverines. Now, however, one school has taken the lead. "My top five are Ohio State, Michigan, USC, Oklahoma and Miami," he said. "Ohio State is definitely on top, and the rest are in no particular order."

With Ohio State firmly in the lead, things are still heating up on the recruiting front for Boren. "I'm getting about two-three offers a week now," he said. "I'm up to 13 total, with Oklahoma and LSU being the latest to offer." Ohio State was the first to offer the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Boren, with Michigan jumping on board just before their Junior Day on Feb. 20. He will return to Ann Arbor for the Nike Camp on May 7, and Ohio State's one-day Senior Camp.

Boren said he is still gearing up to graduate in December, and is hoping to make an early summer decision. "This is all still fun," he said. "But I want to have it over before we start practice in the summer so I can concentrate on my season. That's all I'm doing now. We've started lifting and conditioning, and I'm working with a speed trainer."

The talent blocker said he will move back to the guard spot after spending last season at tackle. "Almost all of the schools are recruiting me for guard," he said.

With dad a former player, Boren has said all along he grew up a Michigan fan. He did, however, recently tell Scout.com, "The coaching staff at Ohio State, I love them, they're great coaches," he said. "Coach Bollman, Coach Fickell and Coach Tressel, they're all great guys and it's going to be hard to turn them down."

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