Last spring Falcon, CO ATH Kalen Ballage rose from relative recruiting obscurity to become one of the West’s most coveted prospects. His outstanding versatility caused college various programs to covet him at multiple positions, but there was one that he desired above all others. 1670 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns later he has emphatically validated his preference.
“I want to be a running back,” Ballage said matter-of-factly.
That yearning had seemingly removed Michigan from consideration, but a recent visit by assistant Darrell Funk proved that the Wolverines still have interest. Ballage missed his visitor due to being off on winter break, but he insists that the Maize & Blue hasn’t missed the opportunity to remain viable in his recruitment.
“I like a lot more than five schools, so I don’t know which ones I want to visit yet,” said Ballage reiterating his openness. “I want to take all of my visits.”
Currently in the midst of an 8-1 season, his primary focus is on his current team. He plans concentrate more of his recruitment once his senior campaign comes to an end. For now he will only acknowledge that there are a handful of schools that are well positioned to make his next cut.
Once he finally settles on five finalists Ballage says the list criteria used to whittle down the victor will be fairly succinct.
“The main factor will be a place where not only football matters, but school and environment (matter) too.”
“I’ll make my decision after the season.”