When NC State offered Josh Ball coming out of a strong camp showing a couple of weeks back it was big and not only because it was an FBS offer.
Ball has thought about NC State and some of the area's other schools in the past because he has family in the area. To be specific his mother's family lives in the Raleigh area. Ball hasn't spent a lot of time in North Carolina but that's still something that could play a minor role in his decision down the road.
"It would be convenient for them (my family) so I like that part about NC State. It would be nice."
The 6-7 offensive tackle from Virginia was pleased with how he competed at that NC State camp and the coaches were as well. They offered him shortly after the completion of his workout. That became a theme recently. Ball camped at Duke and North Carolina as well. Duke offered but he is still waiting to find out whether the Tar Heels will.
Ball seems to have medium interest in NC State after spending some time at the school.
"I liked the facilities. The coaches were great and I liked the college. It was nice. I didn't really get to see the campus. Just the field and the facility were all I got to see but I thought it was good. I talked to all the coaches. They had told me they wanted me to come down and check it out. They hadn't visited me at my school or anything. It was just the camp invite for the most part so I made the trip."
West Virginia is another school that Ball has visited and he said the Mountaineers are ahead of the other schools that have offered him. Like with NC State, Ball has family ties in West Virginia.
His dad's half of the family resides in West Virginia so that's a connection similar to the one he has to NC State and the Raleigh area.
"I like how friendly everyone is around there. I got to see the campus and I really loved the facilities there. I thought the campus was great too."
As Ball has two seasons of high school to go he does not feel like he needs to make a decision in the coming months but he did say he will probably verbally commit to a school by the end of his junior year at Stafford High School.