Werner Picks Up First Offer

Versatile Indiana TE adds first offer from in state school.

Ball State has continued to make a strong push in recruiting the top athletes in the state of Indiana and this week they offered yet another of the top prospects in 2014 from Hoosier State in Dan Werner.

Werner, a 6-3 215 all-around athlete picked up an offer as a TE.

"It was after the Northwestern Chicagoland showcase camp," Werner said of picking up the offer. "Ball State TE Coach (Patrick) Daugherty pulled me aside and told me he was impressed and offered me."

The offer is the first for the multi-faceted Werner.

"It feels awesome to see my dream of playing D1 football coming true," Werner said.

After leading his Mount Vernon (Fortville) Marauders squad in receptions as a sophomore, Werner moved to RB to fulfill the teams needs as a junior. The change made him a more versatile athlete and allowed him to show his skills on film for coaches. Next season though, Werner should be back to his original spot on offense.

"We are changing our offense and widening it out," Werner said. "So I'll play anything from a TE in the box to a wideout. I can do it all from blocking to running past people on a streak route."

Aside from his offer from Ball State, Werner says he is hearing from myriad schools across the Midwest and East.

"I am hearing from some other MAC schools and few Big ten schools," Werner said. "Also some Ivy League schools."

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