Kevin Koger is the focus of one of the classic recruiting battles in Big Ten territory this season.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound four-star tight end from Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer has had both Ohio State and Michigan high on his list for quite some time. Now that summer is in full swing and he recently got back from Ohio State's camp is he any closer to making up his mind?
"I'm a little closer, but I think they both want me to come back one more time before I make a decision," he said. "I know I'm going down to Ohio State on like the 10th of July, and then I'm going to Michigan a few days after that.
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"But I'm sill 50-50 right now."
Koger, who now has a 300-pound bench press and a 385-pound squat, said obviously both schools have things that stand out to him.
"I like the facilities and the coaches at Ohio State," he said. "I feel like I can get along with them. I like coach John Peterson. Then coach Jim Tressel is a good coach and everything.
"With Michigan, it's all about coach Mike DeBord. I'm really close to him. He's been recruiting me the whole time. I like the facilities there, too. They're really nice. I also like how they conduct their practices."
At last year's big game between Michigan and Ohio State, Koger admitted he was cheering for the Wolverines – but there was a reason why.
"I was around a bunch of Michigan fans, so I was going for Michigan, but it was a well fought game by both teams," he said.
"My family is just saying it's my decision really. They're not going for Ohio State or Michigan. They said it's really up to me."
After racking up 22 receptions for 351 yards and five scores as a junior, Koger said he's working hard in the off-season to get even better.
"The biggest thing I'm working on is my field awareness and my speed because I feel like I need to get faster," he said.
Koger also has offers from Michigan State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Purdue, West Virginia, Eastern Michigan, Toledo and others.