Yager Picks Ball State

Ball State picked up a commitment this weekend from one of the top offensive linemen in Indiana in the Class of 2015

The process is finally over for Blake Yager.

After months of trying to get his classes in order to get eligible for college and then weeks hoping to gain that all-important scholarship offer, he finally can rest easy. Yager announced on Saturday that he had verbally committed to Ball State.

“This has been such a stressful past few weeks,” Yager said. “It is amazing to finally have this decision out of the way. It is a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.”

The 6-5 275 OT from Fort Wayne Carroll first had to play catch up in the classroom to make college a possibility. A serious concussion that he incurred as a freshman in high school put him behind in the classroom and made catching up a requirement.

After the classroom was taken care of, it was just a waiting game for an offer.

“They (Ball State) officially offered last night,” Yager said. “I was drawn to the school. I love how Coach (Pete) Lembo runs his program. It is all very black and white, much like my high school program.”

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