Pickerington (Ohio) North offensive lineman Justin Boren was the object of a classic recruiting battle between Michigan and Ohio State before he committed to the Wolverines on May 13.
Two months later, Boren is not only preparing for his senior football season, but his college football career that will soon follow.
"I plan to graduate at the end of December," Boren said. "I plan to go to the bowl game with Michigan. I'm going to go there and get in some practices with them. I'll see what it's all about."
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Growing up in the Buckeyes' backyard, but also with a father that was an outstanding linebacker for the Wolverines, Justin was torn between the two.
"It was a hard decision," Boren said. "Basically I felt comfortable at Michigan. I loved the coaches at both places. It just felt right at Michigan.
"I can't say enough good things about Ohio State. I just grew up a Michigan fan all my life."
Asked if the Buckeyes or anyone else is still him, Boren said, "After I committed it all stopped."
The 6-foot-3 and 320 pound Boren is the No. 2 prospect in the state of Ohio in the Rivals.com player rankings and the country's No. 1 center prospect.