As the junior college signing day nears on Wednesday one of the top targets that Oklahoma State is involved with that has yet to make a commitment is Blinn College safety Corrion Ballard, and the 6-3, 200-pound prospect is already back at home following his official visit this weekend to Oklahoma State. Ballard had an early flight this morning as he and his folks headed back to the Houston area.
It has been a whirlwind week for Ballard as he finished up at Blinn, met with Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy last Sunday at his home in Houston with his folks. Ballard made an official visit earlier this week to Nebraska and then came in for his official visit to Oklahoma State on Friday.
He visited along with junior college prospects Patrick Macon, linebacker from Arizona Western; Arlington Hambright, offensive tackle from Garden City, and high school Cowboy commitment Brendan Vaughn from Forney, Texas. All of the visitors this weekend would either sign on Wednesday (junior college players only), or in Vaughn's case he would be mid-year enrollees.
"The visit went great, yes sir," Ballard said upon arriving back in Houston. "It was nice. Coach Gundy was nice, all the players. The facilities and where we stay was all nice. It was all sweet."
Asked about his previous trip to Nebraska? "It went great too," he said.
Ballard said it is really a good time for him and he did say he would announce his decision on Tuesday and will do it on his Twitter account, @corrionballard. Ballard said he wasn't sure when he would do it. He has it down to a final four with the Cowboys, Huskers, Texas Tech, and Utah.
Ballard is physical and had 41 tackles, 15 unassisted, for Blinn this season. He had three interceptions, five sacks, and broke up eight passes, and blocked a kick. He is a three year-to-play two seasons transfer.