April 10, 2012
South's Ball among area players who add DI football offers
It's been more than a month since Hartley's Jacob Matuska became the last central Ohio football player to make his college verbal commitment, but athletes like Westerville South's Marcus Ball, Pickerington North's Godwin Igwebuike and Chris Huhn and Upper Arlington's Chris Frey have been busy since that time picking up offers.
Ball, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound junior, most recently was offered by Pittsburgh and West Virginia according to his profile on ScoutingOhio.com.
Last fall, the junior quarterback helped the Wildcats earn a share of the OCC-Cardinal Division championship by completing 80 of 139 passes for 1,232 yards with 11 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He also rushed for 298 yards and one touchdown while making first-team all-league and special mentiion all-district.
College programs should enjoy the fact that he also could play free safety based on his 4.6 seconds.
Among some of Ball's other offers are Toledo, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Arizona State, Illinois, Minnesota and Kent State.
"Growing up you're watching it and I always had a dream that I wanted to be that guy playing on the field, playing on TV," Ball told ThisWeekSPORTS.com last month. "I wanted to wear that jersey like Michael Vick and guys like that. I want to wear that jersey."
Igwebuike's list continues to grow, as he was offered by Akron on Monday. He has close to 20 offers now.
Huhn is a 6-6, 275-pound lineman who doesn't have much varsity experience for North but has the physical skills. And now he has offers from six Division I schools, with the latest coming from Akron as well.
Frey is just a sophomore, but the 6-1, 192-pounder gained plenty of experience last fall at running back and linebacker for UA and picked up an offer last week from Northern Illinois. According to his ScoutingOhio profile, he is visiting schools such as Virginia Tech, UCLA, Bowling Green, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Illinois over the coming months.
I'll do my best to keep the info updated regarding who Frey receives offers from over the coming months.