Centerville RB interested in Ball State

Cravens is putting together an impressive season in hopes of picking up offers from Division 1 schools as a RB.

Fresh off another 100 yard rushing performance this past weekend (112 yards and 1 TD in a victory over Northmont) to help his Centerville Elks team to a 2-1 record, BallStateInsider.com caught up with James Cravens the prolific RB about his recruiting experience thus far.

"I currently have no offers," Cravens said. "Most colleges do not know if they want me to play defense or offense, and because of my size (6-0, 217) that give me the opportunity to do so. I am on the verge of picking up many offers however."

Cravens attended camp at Ball State this past summer and came away very pleased with the experience. While there, he also had a chance to check out the campus.

"My experience was really one to remember," Cravens said. "I love the new field and what they are doing with the stadium. The campus as a whole is really amazing. Most of all I liked the weight room, because you can look out right onto the playing field."

Cravens has felt very comfortable with the Ball State staff since camping at the Muncie, IN University. Even when he went to camp at Michigan, the Ball State staff was there to see him.

"Whenever they (the Ball State staff) see me at camps, they made sure that I talked with Coach Hoke," Cravens said. "When I arrived at the Michigan camp they made a valid effort to get me in (Ball State Running Backs) Coach (Eddie) Faulkner's group. Coach Faulkner is a really cool guy, I would love to be coached by him."

While waiting on word from Ball State, or any other Major College Football Program to ask him for his services, Cravens just continues to work hard on his game and grades and ponders what would factor into which college he chooses.

Cravens states that his major factors for picking a college would be – education, comfort with the coaching staff, the campus overall, the opportunity to play running back and finally the location of the school.

"I would have to say that my top 5 schools right now are Ball State, Michigan, Ohio State, Cincinnati and Akron," Cravens stated


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