Sam Webb: Take me through your season last year; how did your season go for you?
Warren Ball: "First off, last year was obviously a great…I think great from a team standpoint. Just off of a personal standpoint, it was a chance to learn, to grow and to get comfortable with the system and looking forward to next year as well."
Sam Webb: Do you remember what your stats were last year?
Warren Ball: "Yes sir. I was the leading rusher for the first seven weeks. I had about 700 or 800 yards, eight to nine touchdowns and then the injury I suffered with the strained groin. I worked through rehab, went through everything and after the season got it taken care of. I'm 100% now ready to go."
Sam Webb: What is your height, weight and 40 time?
Warren Ball: "Height is 6'2", 205 and 40, not quite sure yet."
Sam Webb: Is there a style of offense that you prefer?
Warren Ball: "Personal preference is out of the straight I-back formation and I think some of the benefits of that out of the straight I is being able to see the defense. Whether you have to do a pitch or your dives through the different holes. Out of the slot back that we run, I'm definitely comfortable with that as well. I've got to learn that for the last few years. Just personal preference, I like the I-back."
Sam Webb: I know it is still very, very early for you but at this point are you hearing from any college programs?
Sam Webb: Did you grow up a fan of any particular school?
Warren Ball: "Ohio State."
Sam Webb: Are the Buckeyes on you harder than anybody else right now?
Warren Ball: "Yes. I've been able to go down to the spring game. I've been down to several spring practices. Went to several games last year, USC-Ohio State game, when they played Iowa and Wisconsin. So I've been down there many times actually talked to the coaches, the head coach Jim Tressel, Paul Haynes, DB coach and linebacker coach Luke Fickell. So they showing me a lot."
Sam Webb: What about Michigan; what have you heard from the Wolverines?
Warren Ball: "Michigan, I met the, I believe, I do not know the exact coach that he was, but he came into my school one day. Other than that not much."
Sam Webb: I know Chris Rock is one of your teammates. Give me your impressions of Rock as a player.
Warren Ball: "Chris Rock, he's a cool guy. I have some classes with him during the school days. We talk, we laugh. He's a real cool kid and on the field he's a hard worker. He's definitely a competitor and he definitely pushes me as well."
Sam Webb: Is he the type of guy that sort of puts in a little word for his school or does he kind of take it easy on you?
Warren Ball: "He wants to get me down to Michigan and I just have to say that we'll see."
Sam Webb: As far as summer visits are concerned, I know you said you made it to Ohio State, do you have any further plans this summer to visit Ohio State or any other school for that matter?
Warren Ball: "Right now I know I'm going to two camps this summer, June 24 and 25, I am going to the two-a-day Ohio State camp and then June 29, the Notre Dame camp."
Sam Webb: I know this is a long way off for you when it comes to when you might make a decision; let's assume for the sake of argument that you're getting ready to sit down and make it; what are going to be the most significant factors in that choice?
Warren Ball: "First off, education, definitely try to get that taken care of so that the life after football is squared away. Also from the standpoint of the program itself. Are they a good school? Can they win football games and take me on to the next level."