Ball is a very talented peach state prospect in the class of 2006. Ball plays linebacker, safety and running back for Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., and is the younger brother of Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball.
Ball is a very physical player for the Jaguars. Last season, playing mostly at linebacker, he had 122 total tackles, fourteen for loss, seven sacks and one caused fumble.
He has been a very impressive player over his high schools career and that has garnered him and early offer.
"Duke has already offered me", said Marcus Ball. "Ohio State has requested my film and said they will offer once they see it."
Other than Duke and Ohio State, who else is Mr. Ball hearing from?
"I am getting letters from teams across the country. Most of the SEC and ACC schools and then some others."
Who has made his early list?
"I am interested in Texas, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Miami, N.C. State, Ohio State, Auburn and Michigan. I am getting letters from all those schools right now other than Texas."
Ball is a talented player that has the speed to play safety and the toughness to play linebacker in college. Does he have a preference?
"I kind of like safety a little better, but it really doesn't matter."
Marcus Ball has been a name floating around the recruiting scene for years now and finally this is his year to truly shine. Ball is already one of the top prospects in the state of Georgia and may end up being one of the top players in the country before all is said and done.
Scott Kennedy Scouting Report: A very similar player to the Class of 2003's Ernie Sims. While Sims was about 15 pounds heavier at the same stage, they play the game eerily similar. Ball gets most of his chances at the linebacker spot, and he makes the most of them. He squares up well, and always seems to get good push on his tackles. He has great acceleration a can truly go sideline to sideline.
Like Sims, Ball also plays running back, and is one of the best in the south at that position as well. And again, like Sims, Ball's future is at linebacker. He plays every down hard and makes every hit with a purpose.
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