One of the top prospects in the Class of 2020 (yes you read that right) made a trip to Muncie, IN last week to take in the Ball State Cardinals program and he came away impressed.
Miquan Grace, a 5-7 155 DB who will attend Winton Woods in Cincinnati next year, toured the facilities and met with coaches at Ball State as part of an ever growing list of visits the young man is taking.
"It was great," Grace said. "The coaches showed great hospitality. Coach (Chevis) Jackson and Coach (Patrick) Dougherty were very interested in me. I like the facilities as well. I even got a chance to meet a few of the players."
"I just like everything about the program," Grace said. "It's not everyday that you get a position coach that can relate to you and teach you how to get to the next level, being that he played in the NFL (Jackson spent 5 years in the league). He just talks the way you would want your coach to talk to you. I can play for a guy like that any day."
Along with the offers Grace holds, and his visit to Ball State, Grace continues to tour the country as college coaches catch on to the young talent. In the coming weeks, Grace will take in visits to Florida State, Auburn and Alabama.
"My Dad out me on the camp circuit kind of early," Grace said of his early rise in recruiting. "So I just want to keep working hard and perfecting my craft as well as learning more of the game."
With all of high school still on the way, Grace can already pinpoint a few intangibles he brings to the field that will make coaches take notice.
"I bring a physical presence to my position," Grace said. "I can press, I can cover, I can also come up and hit. Plus I have a very high football IQ. The game is 90% mental."
Don't be surprised to hear this young man's name called on Draft day in 8 years.