Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells has been listing Georgia Tech and Ohio State as his co-leaders for the last few weeks. Has anything during the quiet period changed that?
"No, it's still between the two of them," said the 5-foot-9, 177-pounder. "I was going to watch Georgia Tech play in their bowl but I didn't get to. I watched both teams on TV and they both won big. The Ohio State situation with Troy Smith was unfortunate, but it doesn't effect me at all."
Wells knows it's up to the players to police themselves.
"I know I wouldn't take money so that's good enough for me," he said. "They suspended him and I'm sure they will watch things much closer now and everyone will be watching them now."
Wells feels he can step in and help both programs right away.
"Ohio State loses Brandon Joe and Lydell Ross and Georgia Tech has PJ Daniels but they need depth as well," he said. "Distance doesn't matter at all because my family is moving again in May. They're not sure where yet but my dad is in the Navy so we move around a lot. I won't know which school is closer to home when I decide, so distance doesn't mean anything."
Wells will announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 15.
"I hope to know where I'm going by the middle of next week or so," he said. "But right now I don't really know which one it will be."