Also in attendance was FB/H-Back/TE prospect Kurt Freytag of Carmel, IN. Freytag is a well put together 6-2 230 and currently plays FB for his high school, but because of his good hands and blocking schools, many MAC schools are looking at Kurt as a possible H-Back or TE. Freytag has an offer from the Cardinals as well as Eastern Michigan.
The third player in attendance who came in holding an offer was RB/S Branden Kish of Amherst Steele High School in Ohio. Kish is a solid built 6-0 200 and is being recruited on both sides of the ball but holds his offer from Ball State, reportedly, as a RB.
Other players of note:
Lynn Camp, KY DE Steven Davis was in attendance, but was hampered by a back injury that his coach said he sustained during spring. Davis is an imposing 6-4 230 and reports a 4.8 40 time, but was unable to show off much skill due to his injury.
Another set of brothers, Rensselaer Central OTs Terry and Ben Davisson where both in attendance as well. Both are massive and move well for their size. I am sure that several offers will come their way as the summer roles on.
Nigel Fowler-Canty from Homewood-Flossmor in Illinois had a good day with many solid receptions over the top of smaller DBs. The 6-5 190 WR should prove to be an asset in the vertical passing game and around the End Zone for somebody. Fowler-Canty's man downfall though might be his fluidity in running routes and making cuts as he is a bit stiff in the hips.
Columbus (IN) North Matt Krempel looks like he is putting on some good weight. The 6-4 OG is probably now in the 290+ range and still moves well. Look for him to add some offers as the summer progresses.
Whiteland, IN LB/DE Mitch Meador also passes the eyeball test and is an intriguing prospect. A bit of a tweener. Meador, who holds an offer from Kent, may be best suited to play DE in college.
Richard Nelloms of Richmond, IN was a pleasant surprise for me. The smallish (5-7 180) RB is stalky and runs well. He performed good in the drills I had a chance to see him in. I am sure teams will have their eye on this possible hidden gem.
Another intriguing prospect is 6-2 250 MLB/DE Matt Rose of Massillon, OH. Rose is probably not swift enough to play MLB in college, but his nice frame and better than average athleticism means that a move to DE or even DT would not be out of the question.
Shenandoah, IN is not noted for producing division 1 football talent, but that may change with Sam Poole. I don't know a whole lot about Poole other than he was Class 2A All-State in Indiana and he stands 6-5 289. Poole moves well for his size and with some seasoning and some time against better competition, he might be a legit player by the end of summer.
I absolutely love Muncie South WR Jamill Smith. The mighty mite (generously listed at 5-9 150) has been a jitterbug, running QB for South for 3 years and has posted some impressive numbers despite his lack of size. Smith though, is a natural WR in college and could be someone to watch as a slot. Smith is quick and hard to cover and will do anything to get the job done.
Columbus (OH) Bexley WR Seth White is another QB that might end up at WR in the future. White is around 5-10 180 and is well built and moves very well. He has good hands for a transplanted QB. Watch out for this young man.
And Finally, Piqua, OH DB/RB Ty Knox, who is trying to uphold the recent string of D1 kids to come from the Western Ohio school, looked very good in drills, but questions will probably abound about his hips and overall speed to play DB and whether he has the skills to play RB or the size to play S. Stay tuned to BallStateInsider.com as we track down these young men as well as others who Ball State is recruiting.