Ball Knows Some of his Visits

The 6-7, 325-pound offensive line prospect from Ohio, Ray Ball, looked good Friday night in his high school game, and then afterward talked to us about the schools he plans to visit...

Westerville South dominated both lines of scrimmage in defeating Dublin Coffman 31-21 in Sunday's Herbstreit Classic opener, rushing for over 300 yards.

One of the top performers was Westerville's offensive tackle Ray Ball, who helped clear the way for tailback Jayshon Jackson's record-setting effort. Ball, 6-foot-7, 325-pounds, discussed his team's performance.

"It was beautiful playing in this game, and I give all the credit to God," Ball stated emphatically after the win. "We played really well, especially after losing last week. We're a hard-core team, and we need to play physical football."

"I think I did real well today, but I know I can play a lot better," he continued. "I like to play smash-mouth football, and love to see us run the ball down people's throats."

Ball has several Division-I offers, and is in the process of finalizing his five official visits.

"I'm being recruited the hardest by Wisconsin, UCLA, Michigan, Kentucky and a few others right now," he explained. "I'm going to visit Wisconsin for their game against Ohio State. I also plan to visit UCLA at some point, as well as Kentucky. I'm not sure about my other two visits right now."

He also took the time to discuss what is appealing about some of the schools he holds offers from.

"I like Wisconsin because they put linemen in the NFL," he stressed. "I want to play in the NFL some day, and I want to go where I have the best chance to achieve that goal. I have visited Michigan, and I loved it there. I will consider them highly."

"Kentucky is attractive because of the way they run the football, and it's the SEC," he added. "UCLA has a great coaching staff, and I'm looking forward to seeing the campus. I like all these schools, but if I were to name a leader, I'd have to say Wisconsin is the one I'd pick. I'm not sure when I will decide, but the official visits will be the most important part of my decision. They will let me learn all I need to know about each school."

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