Badger Commit Visits Wolverines

Westerville-South (OH) senior Marcus Ball committed to play football at Wisconsin with his brother back in November. Since then, the Badgers have gone through a coaching change. Check out where Ball stands with the Badgers, his recent visit to Michigan and more.

When Wisconsin Coach Brent Bielema left the Badgers for Arkansas at the beginning of December, the commitment of Westerville-South (OH) safety Marcus Ball was up in the air. For the time being, the senior says he's committed to the program.

"Basically I'm still committed," said Ball. "I want to wait and see who the next coach will be, meet him and see what they're about before I would do anything like decommit."

Ball is the younger brother of Badger redshirted sophomore Ray Ball. Marcus says that he's talked to his brother about what some of the other commits plan on doing.

"My brother said that most of the commits are standing strong and still committed."

If Ball does decide to decommit, there are several schools in the hunt for him. He recently took an official visit to Michigan.

"The Michigan visit was great. I talked to the head coach and the position coaches. I also got to hang out with some of the other recruits like Taco Charlton, Jake Butt, Shane Morris and Ross Douglas. They were trying to get me there; telling me it's a great school and that the coaches were really cool."

Aside from the Wolverines, Ball has interest from Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Arizona State. He also has an official visit set for Arizona State on January 11th.

As for his commitment to Wisconsin, Ball says that if he does decide to make a change, all schools would start at the same place.

"If I decommit, it'd be for a good reason of me not feeling comfortable there anymore. Then I'd be back to the drawing board with anyone up for discussion. I don't have a second favorite school right now."

Stay with FOX Sports NEXT for the latest on Ball and the rest of the Class of 2013.
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