Visit to Ball State by DL Dan Manick

Lake Central HS in NW Indiana defensive line prospect Danny Manick and his father Mike reported to the BallStateInsider.com that they took an unofficial visit to Ball State University on Saturday. "I had never been to Muncie or the campus before and really liked what I saw" Dan said. The campus and the football facilities were really nice and took me somewhat by surprise.

I did not realize the University was as large as it is but everything was really great. The stadium renovations are excellent and I even had a chance to walk onto the newly installed "Field Turf" it was absolutely spectacular Dan exclaimed.

Gonzalo Barinaga a junior DE studying pre – medicine that is my academic interest talked with me and gave me his insights on football and the academics I would encounter at Ball State. I really appreciated that he took the time for us out of his weekend – he was a good guy and pleasure to meet. We spent four hours on campus checking everything out with Coach Burnett who coaches the defensive line for the Cardinals.

Dan stated that he is planning to send out some Senior game tapes after the first game or two and see what comes of that initiative before he is ready to make a commitment. Dan also wanted to let us know that Wyoming (among the others previously reported) was also recruiting him but had no new offers to report. The decision-making and timing on all this is tough as I certainly do not want to miss out on a major college scholarship offer by waiting too long. Dan said Ball State has offered 7 or 8 scholarships to D – lineman but only plan to take up to three. One of them is mine right now but whether it is still going to be there three weeks from now or so is the dilemma I and other prospects in similar situations are facing at major schools all across the country.

Dan is looking forward to getting to Muncie Thursday night August 30th for the Cardinals season and conference opener in the newly renovated Scheuman Stadium against MAC East Division member and perennial power the Miami University Redhawks.


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