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Ball State’s Signing Day Release

Per the Cardinals…

MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State head football coach Stan Parrish has announced 21 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to attend the school and compete on the Cardinals’ football team.“We are extremely excited about this year’s recruiting class and the future of Ball State football,” Parrish says. “This is an outstanding group of young men who are excited about playing for the Ball State Cardinals. Our staff did a great job of identifying prospects and then signing those student-athletes who we know will be a good fit for our program and Ball State University. We are looking forward to their arrivals on campus, and looking forward to the 2010 season.”

Ball State will open the 2010 football season Thurs., Sept. 2 vs. Southeast Missouri State at home in Scheumann Stadium.

Dakota Anderson
OL/DL
6-5
250
Xenia, Ohio (Xenia)

Quintin Cooper
DB
5-9
175
Clayton, Ohio (Northmont)

Phil Dudley
RB/WR
5-9
175
Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis)

Jeffery Garrett Jr.
DB
5-9
170
Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis)

Jimmy Graves Jr.
S
6-0
210
Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central)

Jordan Hansel
OL/DL
6-4
300
Covington, Ky. (Simon Kenton)

Brian Jones
DB
5-10
175
Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park)

Garrett Mack
TE/LS
6-5
215
Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove)

Aaron Morris
DB
6-0
195
South Euclid, Ohio (Glenville)

Matthew Mosley
OLB/DE
6-2
231
Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park)

Tyler Obringer
OL
6-3
279
Spencerville, Ohio (Spencerville)

Nathan Ollie
DL
6-1
290
Chicago, Ill. (Mount Carmel)

Derek Orr
TE
6-6
225
Marshallville, Ohio (Smithville)

Odis Prunty
DB
5-10
175
Cleveland, Ohio (St. Edward’s)

Scott Secor
PK
5-9
155
New Lenox, Ill. (Lincolnway Central)

David Schneider
TE
6-3
250
Cincinnati, Ohio (Moeller)

Tory Squires
DE
6-4
240
Chicago, Ill. (Gordon Tech)
Bill Jeske

Anthony Stryffeler
DE
6-4
220
Sagamore Hills, Ohio (Padua Franciscan)

Jack Tomlinson
WR
5-9
160
Westerville, Ohio (South)

J.C. Wade
DB
6-1
180

Keith Wenning
QB
6-4
220
Coldwater, Ohio (Coldwater)

So what does this mean for the Cardinals? 21 athletes heading Muncie’s way, 13 of which are primarily defensive players. That’s good news considering the offense has 11 starters returning, once the MAC gets off its ass and actually announces Quale’s status.

In terms of class rankings, we’ll be delving into that in great detail in the near future, but initially, the class itself isn’t the disaster that some were predicting considering the record that BSU clocked in with last season. So far, the national rankings place BSU 4th in the MAC and 86th overall (Scout.com) or 9th in the MAC and 108th overall (Rivals.com). That’s a huge deviation, but one that can certainly be expected considering the level of attention that these national recruiting services pay to the MAC and BSU. ESPN doesn’t go past the Top 25 classes, and suffice to say, BSU wasn’t in them.

Now that signing day came and went, we’re really in sort of the wasteland between signing day and the spring game. We will hopefully be touching base with each of our new Cardinals and bringing some more coverage to the entire class. Stay tuned to OTP.

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