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A classic Michigan-OSU battle

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It doesn't take much film study to see why Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain defensive back Eugene Clifford is one of the top five prospects in the Buckeye state. So it's no wonder he has received calls from among others, Ohio State, Michigan, and Tennessee. Buckeye coach Jim Tressel was in Cincinnati earlier this week to check on Clifford.
"Coach Tressel came to my school (Monday)," Clifford said. "I shook hands with him."
Tressel of course is not the only coach that has stopped by Colerain.
"Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Tennessee, Minnesota, Boston College and a couple others have been to my school," Clifford said. "I'm interested in all of them."
Clifford said all of the schools he mentioned have offered a scholarship, and many have called.
"I've had calls from Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee -- there's more too," Clifford said.
Don't be surprised if Clifford's decision will come down to the Wolverines or the Buckeyes, and he will visit both in June.
"I'm going to Michigan and Ohio State's camps," Clifford said.
However it doesn't appear Clifford will soon commit to either one, or anyone else for that matter.
"I'm not sure when I'll decide," he said. "I'm not close. I'll probably take official visits."
The 6-foot-2 and 190-pound Clifford was a starter on Colerain's 15-0 state championship team his sophomore year. Clifford made 146 tackles and intercepted six passes during an 11-2 junior season.
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