Boren: Another Classic Battle

<p> National Recruiting Ananlyst Allen wallace caught of with Pickerington (OH) offensive lineman <b>Justin Boren </b>recently to get the latest on his recruitment. It still looks to be a two-horse race.</p>

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Pickerington (Ohio) offensive lineman Justin Boren (6-4, 295, 5.0) now says Michigan and Ohio State lead solidly over Oklahoma, LSU and Florida. All have offered.

"Both Michigan and Ohio State are definitely my top teams," said Boren, from North High School. "I'm looking at them the hardest and I'll probably end up making my decision between the two.

"At this point, I really can't see how I couldn't choose between the two.

"My dad, Mike Boren, used to play linebacker for Michigan in the 1980's. That's got a little bit of influence on me, and how I will make my decision. But I really like all of the coaches there. I mean I've been going over there since I was young and I definitely feel comfortable there.

"That's the thing. I feel really comfortable at both Michigan and Ohio State, and that's what my decision is going to come down to.

"I like the coaches and the depth chart over at Ohio State. I also like how it's close to home. I also realize that you can't really look at a depth chart too much because it also comes down to how well you perform. It is a little bit better of a situation there than at Michigan regarding playing time, but that's not really that important to me.

"Ohio State was the first school to offer me at the end of my sophomore year and it really mattered to me when they did that, but it doesn't so much anymore.

"There's nothing negative about either one of these programs," he said.

Boren claims 23 total offers including LSU, Notre Dame and Duke.

He has taken in JR Days at Ohio State and Michigan and said that he might camp at Ohio State this summer too.

"I also want to try to take some unofficial visits this summer to Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, USC and Notre Dame.

"I still want to make my decision on a school between June and August."

Final JR stats: 98% blocking/75 pancakes; 53 tackles/10 sacks

3.2 GPA/1125 SAT/25 ACT--no retakes

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