Sheko Commits to Ball State

Ball State continued their hot recruiting weekend, adding a second verbal commitment from an athlete from Chicago Simeon.

The Ball State football coaching staff has made it a common practice in finding great hidden talent and bringing them to Muncie. That practice continued on Sunday evening when the Cardinals and Head Coach Pete Lembo welcomed verbal commitment number 20 from Chicago Simeon S Anthony Sheko.

Sheko, a tall and athletic 6-4 198 Safety, chose the Cardinals after visiting the Muncie campus this weekend.

“They have great coaches and the campus was great,” Sheko said. “It wasn’t too far from home. I was comfortable and my teammates are great. And they have great academics there.”

Sheko, who played Safety for the first time this past season, not only had to learn a new position (switching from QB as a junior) but also landing at a new school after transferring to Simeon from Hillcrest in Country Club Hills, IL.

“It was a tough transition,” Sheko said. “But I made it happen.”

Sheko bring a large, rangy frame that can serve the Cardinals in several ways. At 6-4, he could continue to be a ballhawking and hard hitting safety, or he can move up and play as either an OLB or at the Cardinals’ hybrid Nickle-LB spot.

Whatever postion Sheko plays though, look for him to make a big impact.

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