Cardinals get visit from under the radar prospect

Illinois TE/WR (and PF) could be on the verge of adding a Ball State offer

Among the large list of visitors at Ball State this past weekend, one stood out above the crowd, literally.

Joliet (IL) West WR/TE Tabyous Casterberry is a long 6-6 215 TE/WR prospect that is a standout in two sports who is looking for his first FBS offer.

"The visit went well," Casterberry said. "Hopefully I can make it back another time, if not spend 4 years there. When I got to the campus the first thing I noticed in the tailgate parking lot was everyone seemed to be happy with each other and at that moment I knew it was a great college. The campus was gorgeous and I admired everything about it. I was able to speak to the Coach (Mike) Neu, Coach (Joey) Lynch , the wide receivers coach (Alex Bailey) and TE coach (Pat Dogherty). Overall the visit was great and the coaches show so much love. I can't wait to go back."

Casterberry is currently verbally committed to Indiana State, but is open to new options and is hoping for a Ball State offer.

"My recruitment was never closed so I am still in contact with other coaches and still will visit schools," Casterberry said. "By the middle of basketball season, I will know exactly where I want to attend college. Coach Lynch mentioned it to me when he first started recruiting me, I just need to complete my full season highlight tape."

Casterberry also has a decision to make about what sport he wants to play at the next level. As a 6-6 PF, he holds offers from Fresno State, Bowling Green and Marian University, but seems to have his mind pretty well made up on what he wants to do.

"Honestly I would like to play football because the coaches were straight forward with me," Casterberry said. "Telling that I will either redshirt or actually play that's why I chose Indiana State so early."

At 6-6 Casterberry brings size and athleticism to either WR or TE and, given that he is playing football for the first time since 8th grade this season, he will have a high ceiling to work with. Along with Indiana State and his visit to Ball State, Casterberry is still looking forward to making more visits and hopefully attracting more attention.

"I plan on visiting Indiana State, Southern Illinois and Iowa after the season," Casterberry said. "And I have a visit tp Indiana State during the summer,"

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