June 15, 2009
GA pass rusher to visit UA
The state of Georgia has been fertile recruiting ground for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide and one of the Tide's top targets in the Peach State for 2010 is Jackson (GA) defensive end Neiron Ball. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound pass rusher holds an impressive offer list, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU and the home-state Georgia Bulldogs.
With summer camp season well underway, Ball is preparing to start showcasing his talent to some of the top schools in the SEC.
"In July, I'm going to the Friday Night Lights camp at Florida and also Georgia's camp. I also plan on making some visits before the summer is over."
Among those school's receiving visits from the nation's 23rd-ranked weakside defensive end is Alabama.
"Alabama is somewhere I definitely want to visit soon. I really like talking to their coaches and I know from watching them last season that they are a powerful team. They are going to do a lot of winning in the next few years. I don't know a lot about the school yet, though, which is why I'd really like to take a visit sometime soon."
Many believe Ball will be difficult to pull away from Georgia, particularly since his brother Neland Ball is currently a defensive end for the Bulldogs, but the three-star prospect maintains that he's open to other possibilities.
"It honestly wouldn't be hard at all for me to leave the state. I like Georgia but not just because my brother is there. I like a lot of other schools too right now. I'm going to pick the place that's right for me and gives me the best chance to succeed. If that's school is in another state, it's no problem."
Ball boasts a 4.5 forty time, a 250=pound bench max and a 32-inch vertical leap.
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