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Will it be the Big Ten for Clay

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Racine (Wis.) Park four-star running back John Clay has many scholarship offers on the table. But it would not be a shock if his decision came down to two Big Ten schools.
"The Ohio State NIKE camp was the only camp I've been to so far," Clay said. "Me and my mom have talked about some camps close to home, but I don't know for sure."
While at the NIKE camp Clay had a chance to look around Ohio State some.
"It's a big school," he said. "I liked the stadium. The locker rooms are nice. And they are a running team. Their offense features the running back."
Clay said some of the same things about Wisconsin.
"Their offense features the running back too," he said. "They have nice facilities. The environment is good. Everybody gets along."
Clay is very interested in both the Badgers and Buckeyes, but there are others in the running.
"I'm interested in Ohio State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Tennessee and Iowa," he said. "They've all offered."
But it's going to be awhile before Clay selects a college.
"I'm going to take official visits," he said. "I'll probably start taking some of them during the season."
Clay has some definite ideas on what he is looking for.
"Graduation rates will be important," he said. "I'm thinking about business, so how good the business school is will be important."
But staying close to home won't neccessarily be a big factor.
"It matters a little," Clay said. "But my parents say wherever I want to go will be O.K. with them."
The 6-foot-0 and 222-pound Clay, a four-star prospect and Rivals 66th-ranked player in the class of 2007, rushed for 2032 yards and 31 touchdowns during his junior season. He is elusive for his size, but has the speed to run away from tacklers.
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