News and notes regarding Ball State recruiting.
Cardinals Hot in Georgia
Ball State picked up their 4th commitment from Georgia this past week when Douglasville Alexander WR Justin Hall verbally committed. Hall joins fellow Peach State players Loganville Grayson DB Demetrius Murray and Stone Mountain Stephenson teammates WR Hassan Littles and Myles Hannah.
Even with 4 players already on board for 2017, the Cardinals are still hoping to gain a few more commitments from the state in this class.
Ball State is still high on the list of Grovetown DB Verenzo Holmes, who visited this past week aloing with Hall, Myles and Littles. The Cardinals are also believed to be in the running for North Cobb LB Jai Erwin and recently offered RB Caleb Huntley of Locust Grove.
Looking for Linebackers
Ball State recently offered Naperville (IL) Neuqua Valley LB Jon Rhattigan and Kettering (OH) Archbishop Alter LB David Rueth who add in with the aforementioned Erwin in hopes of solidifying the position group that will lose its top 4 performers in Sean Wiggins, Zack Ryan, Aaron Taylor and Stu Stanley.
The Cardinals added to that wish list this week, extending an offer to Cleveland St. Ignatius Under-the-radar LB James Leyden. Leyden holds only offers from the Cardinals and Youngstown State.
Alabama Prospects Still On the Radar
Ball State offered current Jacksonville State commit and Mobile McGill-Toolen WR Jalen Tolbert last month and are still hot on the big receiver. After an outstanding senior season that ended with a runner up finish in the state, Tolbert has appeared on the radar of other programs as well.
Ball State also extended an offer to current South Alabama commit and McAdory DB Willie Langham.
Cardinals Lose 2 to Decommitment
There has been plenty of great news lately for Ball State fans on the recruiting front, but there has also been some not so great news.
That news was headlined by the decommitment of Sacramento Christian Brothers QB and long-time verbal commit Tyler Vander Waal, who flipped his commitment to Wyoming this week. The news was a shock to many Ball State fans who had counted Vander Waal as a rock solid commit after the Cardinals offered him in the summer after coming off a transfer year in which he did not play. Wyoming had only recently offered the 6-4 QB.
Also recently decommitted was Mobile (AL) St. Paul's S Bradley Flott who quietly backed out of his commitment to Ball State late last month.
The two recent decommitments brings the total to 5 in this class. Flott and Vander Waal join David Marsh (Miami), Dan Sichterman (Iowa State) and Peyton Hendershot (Indiana) on the list of players who have gone elsewhere after committing.null