Michigan DE Intends to Camp with Cardinals In the Summer

Under the radar DE Ian Creech stopped by Ball State for a visit on Friday and came away impressed.

Ball State got a visit from one of Michigan's top Defensive Ends on Friday when Portage Central's Ian Creech stopped by the Fisher Training Complex at Scheuman Stadium.

"It went really well," Creech said. "I got to shake hands with a lot of the coaches. I got to tour the campus and see the facilities. I even got a glimpse of the workout environment. It was an awesome place and I can't wait to get back for camp."

During his day in Muncie, Creech got to spend some time with several of the Ball State coaches, all most of all of them in fact.

"I got a chance to meet Coach (Mike) Neu, Coach (Keith) McKenzie, Coach (Kyle) DeVan, Coach (Tim) Daoust, Coach (Ben) Armer, and (Director of Player Personnel) Tilmon Clark," Creech said. "He was the one they gave me the tour. They were all extremely welcoming and upbeat. They made it clear that they want to see me in action at a camp so I will for sure be back. I definitely got the feeling from all the coaches they they approached things with a very aggressive, honest, and positive manner.  They are the kind of guys I would want to be around."

Creech, who has yet to land his first offer, has visited Western MichiganPurdueEastern MichiganCentral MichiganToledo and Notre Dame. He was also invited to games at Bowling Green and Northwestern last season, but was unable to make it.

A stout run-stuffing DE, Creech has also spent time as an offensive lineman, but is gearing up to show college coaches what he can do on the defensive side of the ball during camp season.

"I play as a powerful player," Creech said of his game at DE. "With my type of size, I not only have power, but I use my explosiveness and quickness to my advantage. I am a team player though, and my goal is to play the best way I can to benefit the team. I work as hard as I can In the weight room and on the practice field to be a leader on the field. The school I go to is a running team which means every day we are taught to stop the run. I feel like a lot of drills focus on how to get to the quarter back but I also bring the ability to stop the run."

Speaking of the camp circuit, other than scheduling a trip back to camp at Ball State, Creech is already putting together his schedule for the summer.

"I was just talking to my dad about that," Creech said of summer camps. "I did Sound Mind Sound Body last year, but can't this year because of finals. I will for sure be back to Ball State, Miami (Oh), Toledo, Purdue, Columbia, Bowling Green and Western Michigan. It's gonna be a busy summer. I just want to make sure I find the right fit."

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