Ball State's recruiting presence in the Class of 2017 has now transitioned into the Class of 2018. Included in the talent in the Peach State that the Cardinals have offered from 2018 is Covington (GA) Newton RB Nuru Tinch.
"It means a lot to have an opportunity to play at such a good school," Tinch said of the offer. "They have had a lot of success in there conference so I'm very happy to have the opportunity to be a part of a tradition like that."
Tinch, 6-0 210, likes what he has seen and heard so far about Ball State. It helps that two players he has known growing up will be part of the 2017 Recruiting Class.
"I like the RB Coach (Kevin) Lynch," Tinch said. "He seems like a family type of coach and I'm big on family. I also like Coach (Chevis) Jackson because he seems like a player's coach and he has NFL experience which is great. I'm also good friends with Hassan Littles and Myles Hannah who committed to Ball State. I like the fact that they have a lot of Georgia players."
The fact that Littles and Hannah will be a part of the Cardinals program moving forward is intriguing to Tinch.
"They both have been my boys for a long time," Tinch said. "I transferred from Stephenson and we have a lot of history together. I can definitely see us playing together again. I haven't had the opportunity to sit and talk with them about Ball state as of yet but I plan on doing it soon."
Tinch, who also owns an offer from UAB, and is hearing from the likes of Auburn, Virginia Tech, Georgia, and South Carolina, missed part of his junior season, but still brings a lot of talent to the table.
"I had a good season but it was cut short due to an ankle injury," Tinch said. "My favorite game was vs Heritage where I had 4 TDs and also won Newton County Player of the Month. I also played CB and Safety vs Mill Creek which was exciting. I have a great team and a beast offensive line coming back next year so I'm looking forward to the 2017 football season. I'm a physical, hard nose football player. I'm very shifty, got good speed, and I have good vision. I consider myself an Athlete so whatever I can do to help my team is what I'll do. I bring a good attitude to work every day. I want to improve on my flexibility, balance, and I want be the best RB at pass blocking."