Raveion Hargrove (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Cardinals in ATH's Top 5; Add Walk On DE

News and Notes from the past week in Ball State Football recruiting.

The past week was a strong one for Head Coach Mike Neu and the Ball State football program. First, the Cardinals added their 2nd commitment in the Class of 2018 with the addition of Gibson Southern (IN) TE Wes Obermeier, but that was just the start of things.

Also last week, the Cardinals were named in the Top 5 for electric ATH Raveion Hargrove on Twitter. The RB/Slot receiver from Trotwood-Madison (OH) also named ToledoMiami (OH)Kent State and Bowling Green in his Top 5. Whoever ends up getting Hargrove's services will be very pleased. The dynamic athlete excels in space and reminds us of current Cardinal RB Darian Green with his ability to make people miss and speed to take any play to the house.

Cardinals Add Walk On

Ball State also gained the services of DE Jake Ostrowski for the upcoming season. The Fort Wayne (IN) Carroll product announced on Twitter that he will be attending Ball State and playing football in a walk on capacity next season. Ostrowski is a solid addition, with a 6-3 215 frame to build on, he has good athleticism and a nice ceiling.

More Offers Handed Out

Ball State coaches were again busy with offering standout athletes in the 2018 Class. In the past week, the staff offered 6 total athletes highlighted by a pair of up and coming offensive linemen from Illinois.

First, Normal (IL) Community OT Marcellus Johnson continued his hot streak over the past few weeks with the Ball State offer. The 6-4 245 OT is a great athlete that will need to put on weight before competing at the next level, but certainly has the frame to do so.

The Cardinals also offer Oak Park (IL) River Forest OG Phillip Saleh. The 6-4 270 Saleh has been picking up interest this month via a strong camp season.

Ball State also offered a pair of Defensive Backs in corner Ty Terrell and SS Caleb Biggers.

Terrell, a dynamic athlete from Lee County (GA) that can play on either side of the ball, picked up the Cardinal offer along with 9 others in quick fashion the past week.

Biggers, a 5-11 175 strong safety from Baltimore's Calvert Hall, added the Ball State offer to a list that includes Mid-American Conference foes Central Michigan, Bowling Green and Buffalo.

Ball State was at it again in the Show Me State this past week, offering St. Louis Lutheran North RB Canaan Brooks. The 5-11 190 Brooks has also seen his stock rise since the beginning of the summer camp season.

Finally, the Cardinals offered Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights WR Dylan Drummond who is a solid built 6-0 180 WR that can play in the slot or out wide.


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