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Football recruiting updates: Hagan likely to pick Ohio State

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 By Mike White | Thursday, July 23, 2:10 p.m.

 Many of the top football players in the WPIAL Class of 2010 have already made college decisions. But at least a handful are still undecided. Here is an update on a few players who haven't made a college choice.

CHAD HAGAN, CANON-McMILLAN, LB-DB – It is almost certain Hagan will commit to Ohio State, possibly within the next two weeks. "Ohio State is No. 1. I love everything about them," Hagan said. "I plan on making a decision where I want to go soon, probably before the end of this month. I’m going to visit Ohio State again. If I go up there and I’m sold on it again, then that’s where I want to be."

The other two schools in Hagan’s top three are Wisconsin and Michigan. All of his favorites have offered scholarships. Neither Pitt or Penn State has offered. "That just drives me a little more," Hagan said.

Hagan looks different than last season. He has added 25 pounds and is now 6 feet 2, 230 pounds. He said he has not lost any speed, though, and said he can still run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds. Most schools like him at either defensive back or linebacker. He also plays running back for Canon-McMillan.

CULLEN CHRISTIAN, PENN HILLS, DB - "Michigan is No. 1," Christian said. "I’ve been up there three times. I have a real good bond with everyone up there."

Christian (6-1, 180) said he probably will make a college decision at some point during the upcoming season. "I want to take some official visits," he said. But he is quick to point out his top choice.

Christian’s other favorites are Virginia, UCLA, Maryland and Pitt. Christian has played cornerback at Penn Hills, but will probably play safety this year. He also will play receiver.

BRANDON IFILL, PENN HILLS, WR-DB - Ifill plans to visit Michigan July 31, but said he will probably wait to make a decision during the season.

Ifill (6-0, 180) said he has narrowed his of colleges to Pitt, Rutgers, West Virginia, Maryland and Michigan. He has visited all of those schools, except Michigan. "Right now, I’d probably say it’s between Michigan and Maryland," Ifill said.

"I’m going to take some official visits," he said.

Some schools are recruiting him as a receiver and a few as a defensive back. He said he doesn’t have a position preference.

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