Having A Ball

Two days after Wisconsin beats Ohio State, two Ohio kids commit to Wisconsin's 2011 recruiting class. After running back Trayion Durham told Badger Nation he wanted to play in that atmosphere, Westerville-South offensive tackle Ray Ball made it known today that the Badgers are his choice.

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin football team might be on to something. Dominant a game over a top-ranked team and watch the home crowd storm the field under the Camp Randall lights, the recruits start to open their eyes a little wider.

The trio from Dwyer High School did. Trayion Durham did when he committed Sunday and Ray Ball also did, which he did on Tuesday.

Witnessing Wisconsin's 31-18 victory over No.1 Ohio State, Ball canceled the rest of his recruiting plans and called the Wisconsin coaching staff to give him his verbal commitment.

The news of Ball becoming Wisconsin's 15th verbal commit and second offensive tackle (joining Springfield (MN) Tyler Marz) was confirmed by multiple sources at Wisconsin and by Westerville-South Athletic Director Scott Dorne.

Ball, ranked No.48 among all offensive tackles in the nation by Scout.com, picked Wisconsin over offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, UCLA, Akron, Ball State and Marshall.

"That offensive line is huge to me," Ball said previously with this site. "With Joe Rudolph having played (at UW) and now recruiting my area, it gives me a good feel. He's told me so many facts about Wisconsin and the reasons I should go there. Every question I asked him, I got a very positive answer from him."

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