Quick Hit Update: Marcus Ball

Ohio safety prospect Marcus Ball gives the latest on his interest in Notre Dame.

With 23 scholarship offers Marcus Ball has a number of schools on his mind, but five programs stand above the rest.

"Right now I've got a top five of Wisconsin, Arizona State, USC, Michigan State and Notre Dame," said Ball. "So that is my top five and Notre Dame is definitely in my Top Five, but I really want to go and get a look at it as far as an official visit and get a game day type of feel."

Is Ball looking at making a decision anytime soon?

"Right now I'm looking to take all five official visits," said Ball. "But who is to say if something just feels right I just go with it. If it feels right I'm not going to hold back. But I would like to take all five of my officials."

While some feel Ball could be looking to join his older brother, Ray, at Wisconsin, he is quick to point out they are different people with different needs.

"What is best for him is not what's always best for me," said Ball. "Wisconsin is a great school and balanced academically and football so that is great. To have family there to provide leadership and teach you the way would be great. But that will not be the deciding factor for me."

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