"It's still down to Ohio State and Georgia Tech," Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells said. "I'll probably wait till Jan. 15 to announce my decision. That's my plan right now. I'm going to talk things over with myself the next couple of weeks."
Asked what he likes about Ohio State, Wells said, "My whole family stays right by the school. I have aunts and uncles who live up there.
"Ohio State fans are great. They have a great football program. And great academics. I could talk forever about Ohio State."
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But what about Georgia Tech?
"They were the first school to offer me," Wells said. "They've been on me the whole time. I know the coaching staff real well. My high school coach's dad is assistant head coach at Georgia Tech."
Asked if winning tradition would be a big factor in his decision, Wells said, "It's a factor, but not a big one."
The 5-foot-9 and 180 pound Wells is the No. 3 all-purpose running back prospect in the Rivals.com player rankings.