Jai Eugene Tight-Lipped about Final Selection

Of the three players on the U.S. Army All-American West roster who remain Michigan targets, one will make his decision known at the game on Jan. 7. Jai Eugene of Destrehan, La., is the No. 1 cornerback in the country, according to Scout.com GoBlueWolverine.com spoke with Eugene during a break in Tuesday's practice session.

When announcement time comes during the Jan. 7 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, five-star cornerback Jai Eugene of Destrehan, La., High School will make public a decision which has already been made. "I know where I'm going and will announce it during the game," he said. "I'm not going to say until then."

GoBlueWolverine.com caught up with the No. 1 cornerback in the nation according to Scout.com during a break in two-a-day practice sessions on Tuesday. Speculation has been rampant on his final destination, but he is keeping to his final list of USC, Michigan, LSU, Florida, Miami, and Tennessee. "A lot of people are telling me I should do this or I should do that, but I am going to do what's best for me," he said.

One major factor in his decision will be how often he will be able to see his son - Jai, Jr., who turned one-year-old on Tuesday - "He's coming down tomorrow," he said. "If I decide to go out of state I have great parents who will watch my son, and he'll be able to come see me. USC, Tennessee, Florida, and Michigan a little bit have talked to me about child care if I decided to choose them."

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Eugene said that while he is no longer in a romantic relationship with Jai, Jr's., mother, they maintain a close friendship. "She would come visit me with Jai, Jr., if I went out of state," he said. "I'm taking everyone into consideration in making my decision, but in the end I have to make the best decision for me, and if I decide to go out of state I'll make sure that everything is taken care of."

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