Ball Talks Spartans Experience

With 22 scholarship offers Marcus Ball had no plans of attending camps this summer. That was before Michigan State showed interest and convinced Ball to camp with the Spartans. How did Ball's camp experience with MSU go? He gives Spartan Digest the latest.

The scholarship offer list for Westerville (OH) South athlete Marcus Ball is impressive to say the least. Ball, who stands 6-foot-3, 205-pounds, has found many interested in moving the high school quarterback over to defense as a safety.

Michigan State was one of those programs only if Ball would be willing to camp and be evaluated by the Spartans staff. How did his camp experience with the Spartans go?

"It was great," said Ball. "It all went smooth as I did all my drills. This was actually the first camp I've attended since my sophomore year and I did my best and went hard. I feel it all went good."

Working out as a safety, Ball left Michigan State with a feeling of where he stood with the Spartans.

"Coach (Pat) Narduzzi and head coach Mark Dantonio said right after my workout that they really liked me and had been watching me a lot," said Ball.

"They said they would have a decision made up soon and coach Dantonio said I was an offered kid and played like an offered kid. They said call them the next day for more details of where I stood."

While Ball can report an offer from the Spartans, he also knows it may not be as solid as other offers he holds at this time.

"It's kind of complicated," said Ball. "Coach Dantonio told coach Narduzzi and (assistant) coach (Mike) Tressel they could go ahead and offer me. But they also told me right now they are not ready to take a commitment from my position which is the star position (hybrid safety/linebacker) so I guess I'm offered, but if I wanted to commit right now I couldn't. But that is ok as I'm not in any rush to commit right now anyway."

Is Ball still considering the Spartans?

"Michigan State is still a contender," said Ball. "Right now I've got a top five of Wisconsin, Arizona State, USC, Notre Dame and Michigan State."

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