Boren Verbals To Michigan

Pickerington (Ohio) North offensive lineman Justin Boren announced today he has committed to Michigan, where his father, Mike, played college football.

Pickerington (Ohio) North offensive lineman Justin Boren ended weeks of speculation today when he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and don the Maize and Blue.

Boren called GoBlueWolverine from Ann Arbor earlier today to break the news.

"My mom couldn't come up before," Boren said from campus. "She had some questions that were answered today, so I went ahead and committed to Michigan."

The 6-4, 300-pound Boren was ranked as the No. 5 prospect in Ohio's Class of 2006 by Ohio High magazine. His father, Mike, played inside linebacker for UM from 1980-83.

At one time Boren appeared very close to becoming a Buckeye, but a late push by the Wolverines…capped by a strong pitch prior to last weekend's Nike camp was just enough to swing him Michigan's way.

"There are some things that would have made it easier for me to commit to Ohio State," Boren said. "But in the end, I just wanted to go to Michigan."

"I'm going to graduate in December and enroll in January. I'll travel with the team to the bowl and practice during bowl week."

Boren will become the second freshman in as many years to join the Wolverines a semester early. Current freshman running back Kevin Grady graduated from high school last December and practiced with the Wolverines during Rose Bowl prep.

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