“Yeah for sure,” Todd said of the meaningfulness of continuing to play close to home >”I grew up watching Ball State football games and to be presented with the opportunity to play there and play in front of all the people in Delaware County that I know is going to be really special to me.”
Todd, a 6-4 305 versatile lineman, chose Ball State based upon his comfort with the coaching staff and the chance to play with his former high school teammates at Yorktown.
” From the beginning of my recruitment I felt like Coach (Joey) Lynch, Coach (John) Strollo and Coach (Pete) Lembo and I just clicked,” Todd said. “They made me feel at home on my visits which meant a lot. Also having two of my good friends in Riley Neal (incoming Ball State QB) and Riley Miller (incoming preferred walk-on WR at Ball State) is awesome. I thought it would be great to play with those guys.”
The tough and physical Todd has been starting up front on both sides of the ball since his sophomore year for the Tigers and hopes to bring that same physical approach to Ball State in the future.
” I feel like I bring a balanced attack to the table,” Todd said. “My sophomore year, we ran the ball a lot so my run blocking was very strong. Then last year, with Riley (Neal) we threw a lot, so my pass blocking became well rounded. I feel like I bring a physical game to the table every time I play. I truly love to hit kids.”
Miller Picks Ball State
Record setting Yorktown WR Riley Miller also announced that he would be accepting a preferred Walk-On spot with the Ball State football program this coming year.
Miller, a 6-1 180 WR, was incoming Ball State QB Riley Neal’s top target last season catching an astonishing 103 passes for 1,348 yards and 14 touchdowns in just 13 games.