Ball State and Head Coach Mike Neu hosted a handful of visitors on Saturday during the first weekend Spring Practice. Among the visitors was one of the top Offensive Linemen in Ohio, Springboro's Aaron Ervin.
"It was awesome," Ervin said of the experience. "I got to see the campus and practice."
Ervin, a 6-5 290 versatile lineman, not only experienced campus and practice, but came away impressed.
"The visit started off with a small bus tour around campus," Ervin elaborated. "The campus surprised me greatly. Then we got to watch the last 45 minutes of practice. I was able to get a quick one on one with Coach (Kyle( DeVan. I got to watch some of the Offensive Line drills and then they went to team drills. The thing that stood out to me is how competitive the players and coaches were. Being on the field I was able to hear players on the side coaching others in their position. The coaches I was able to talk to include Coach (Patrick) Dougherty, Coach DeVan and, Coach Neu."
Ervin's visit to Ball State is just one of the handful of visits he has already made to college campuses. He has also visited Northwestern, Ohio, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Ohio State for their junior day. He is also being recruited by Bowling Green, Yale, Penn, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee-Martin.
Ervin is a tough and physical lineman that, as he explains, has the tools to play a few different spots.
"I would say I'm a very versatile player, "Ervin said. "I'm athletic enough to play tackle and violent enough to play guard. I'm very communicative on the field with my guard. Also I never give up on a play and will always play to the second whistle."