Pleasant Visits Ball State

An under the radar RB from the Greater Cincinnati area visited Ball State this past weekend.

Deondre Pleasant, a 5-10 210 RB from Covington’s (KY) Scott High School paid a visit to Ball State this past weekend and came away very impressed with everything he saw.

”It was Awesome,” Scott said.” Immersive Learning, pads popping, and a great group of coaches who were very personable and answered questions honestly. I watched the opening of practice from the President's Box, then went on a tour of the campus, which was led by the Dir. of Player Personnel. I then watched the end of practice from the sidelines and toured training facility, where we had the pleasure of speaking to the Strength Coach (Dave Feely).”

After the tour and practice concluded, Scott was able to meet with staff members and ask questions about the program.

”Once practice ended the entire BSU coaching staff worked the room,” Pleasant said. “Shaking hands, meeting recruits and answering questions. It was awesome! We went out to eat after that and kind of got a feel for the atmosphere and surrounding communities. The people of Muncie were great!”

Pleasant stated that he didn’t question the staff on his prospects of an offer, but was able to make an impress with the staff with the hopes of coming back up for the spring game in a few weeks.

Pleasant, who is also hearing from Norfolk State, Old Dominion, Cincinnati, Morgan State, Delaware State, UW-LaCrosse, and Central Michigan, is a solid performer on both sides of the ball but projects better at RB where he was able to gain over 1,200 all-purpose yards a season ago while racking up team MVP honors.

”I am explosive on offense, very physical on defense and solid special teams play, and I don't say that as a punchline,” Pleasant said. “I've been starting both sides of the ball (LB & RB) since I was 5 years old, never missing a season. I think the mere fact that I'm on the field every play of defense, offense and special teams speaks not only to my athleticism, but to my conditioning and work ethic. I'm having another great offseason, continuing my speed and agility work as well as working out and playing baseball.”

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