Stephon Ball will camp at Louisville

Stephon Ball, a 6'5, 215-pound wide receiver from Cincinnati St. Xavier who missed the majority of his junior season due to injury, will attend a number of camps in June to show off his abilities. InsideTheVille.com has the latest on this 'under the radar' prospect.

Despite missing the majority of his junior season due to an injury, Cincinnati St. Xavier wide receiver Stephon Ball has drawn the interest of a number of programs throughout the region. Big East rivals Cincinnati and Louisville, along with others such as Miami of Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Michigan have expressed early interest.

At 6-foot-5, 215-pounds, Ball has the look of a potential top receiver prospect and he has scheduled a busy month of June with intentions of displaying his abilities to a number of coaching staffs.

"My coach and I were talking about what camps to go to and we decided that it would be best if I focused more of the local schools," said Ball, who currently holds scholarship offers from Murray State and Western Michigan. "I'm going to go to five camps. I'm going to Cincinnati, Miami of Ohio, Louisville, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan. I‘m also going to try to go up to Michigan for a visit."

Ball's trip to Louisville won't be his first.

"I went down there with Darius Ashley to watch them practice (in April)," Ball told InsideTheVille.com. "It was real nice. We got to see a lot of the facilities and talked to some of the coaches."

Ball added that there has been discussion that he and Scout.com three-star running back Darius Ashley, who will make an unofficial visit with Louisville on Friday, could remain teammates on the college level.

"We're very serious about it," Ball explained. "We've talked about it and want to go to the same school."

Ball returned to the field for St. Xavier's final regular season game last fall, as well as it's two playoff matchups, totaling in five receptions.

"I didn't get to play much last year, so that's why I'm going to so many camps," Ball said. "I know that I have to show everyone what I can do."

With hopes of increasing his scholarship count following his camp performances and throughout his senior season, Ball doesn't claim a list of current favorites, but does admit that two stand out.

"Louisville is definitely one of my favorites and I've been to Michigan six times already, so they are going to be up there too," Ball said. "I might make my decision during the season, but most likely it will be after."

St. Xavier's season will begin on August 25 when they face Winton Woods in the Cincinnati Crosstown Showdown.


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