Auburn or Dawgs: Ball to decide next week

It won't take much longer for Georgia or Auburn to get their next commitment according to one of the top players in the Peach State. A three-star defensive end is down to Auburn and Georgia, and says a decision is coming soon.

"They are still even," said Neland Ball, referring to Georgia and Auburn. Ball runs a 4.75 40-yard dash, and plays for Jackson High School.

The Bulldogs and Tigers have been fighting over a few recruits lately. Several big-name players like Caleb King, Morgan Burnett and Cameron Heyward are being recruited by both SEC powers.

"I'm pretty close to making a decision," Ball said. "I'll probably make it by the beginning of next week."

Ball indicated that he will not have a press conference, and that he will "let everyone know" his decision. In the meantime Georgia's Willie Martinez will be keeping up with him.

"I have been hearing from Coach Martinez lately," Ball said, who attended Georgia's summer camp a few weeks ago, but did not participate due to a cold. He spent much of his time talking with two linebackers committed to the Bulldogs – Charles White and Rennie Curran, who picked the Bulldogs over Auburn. "I spent a lot of time talking to Rennie and Charles," he said.

Ball was impressed by Georgia's "coaches, facilities, and the technique they showed and how they coached." He said that "really stood out" to him.

"I've gotten to know Coach Fabris. He's real cool, and down to Earth. You know that he is going to be honest with you. He's a real cool coach – you know that he's going to teach you and make you better," Ball said.

Ball visited Auburn in the spring, and was impressed with the camp at Georgia. "On a scale of one to ten, I would give it a ten," he said.

The slender prospect (6-6, 218) has received offers from a slew of schools including Clemson, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and South Carolina.

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