Watterson High School senior nose guard Hunter Maynard recently switched his verbal commitment in football from Ball State to Bowling Green, according to Eagles coach Dan Bjelac.

Maynard, a 6-foot-2, 290-pounder who also had offers from Central Florida and Western Michigan, made first-team all-district and second-team all-state in Division III last fall.

After finishing with 46 tackles and 5.5 sacks while helping the Eagles win the state title, Maynard will join a Falcons team that finished 2-10 last season.

According to Bjelac, Maynard reconsidered his original verbal commitment to Ball State after coach Stan Parrish was fired last November. Pete Lembo since has taken over at Ball State, which went 12-2 in 2008 under current Michigan coach Brady Hoke, but followed with seasons of 2-10 and 4-8.