Ohio DE Checks Out Cardinals

Versatile DE checks out Ball State for spring practice

Lebanon (OH) DE/LB Nate Obringer came away from his visit to Ball State on Tuesday very impressed.

"It was outstanding," Obringer said. "I was impressed by the campus, the academics, the coaching staff Coach (Mike) Neu has assembled and the atmosphere there. I am definitely keeping Ball State in mind when deciding where to play."

And a big decision it is, despite not holding an offer yet, the 6-3 230 DE is being recruited by a whole slew of schools.

"Right now I have no offers," Obringer said. "But I'm being recruited by Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, Youngstown State, and I'm visiting Michigan State for a spring practice soon as well. The main three that have recruited me are Ball State, Bowling Green and OU though."

As for the day at Ball State, Obringer had a lot to say about what he saw as he took in spring practice.

"I talked to most of the coaches," Obringer said. "Coach (Joey) Lynch, both of the Dougherty (Patrick & Bryan) coaches, Coach (Keith) McKenzie, and Coach (Johnny) Curtis are the names that come to mind right away. The practice was great, I wasn't sure what I would expect but I was blown away by the intensity and how involved the coaches were. The facilities were outstanding, I'm really excited to hopefully come up again and see the renovations and the additions when they're all finished. Oh, I also talked to Coach Neu as well, he is a great guy and I'm excited to see Ball State succeed under him."

Obringer is a versatile DE that can play both with his hand in the dirt or as a stand up rusher or even a LB in some packages.

"I feel that I bring a great work ethic," Obringer said. "I'm a leader on and off the field that makes sure that everybody is competing at a high level, not just me. I bring versatility as a DE/LB to be able to play wherever a team needs me and I feel that colleges can work with my athleticism."

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