Ball State picks up first 2011 verbal learned today that Ball State picked up it's first verbal commitment for the Class of 2011 yesterday. Read on to find out who it is.

Columbus, IN (North) TE/HBack/FB Keenan Noel became the first player in the Class of 2011 to commit to Ball State and Head Coach Stan Parrish recently.

Noel, a 6-1 240 athlete that has played several positions as a prep, projects as an H-Back or FB in the Cardinals offense.

Ball State was the first to offer Noel this spring and he chose the Cardinals over interest from several Mid-American Conference and Big Ten Schools.

Stay tuned to as we talk to Keenan about his commitment.

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