Five-star linebacker Marcus Ball has not narrowed his schools of choice during the season, according to his high school coach.
"Marcus has not committed to anyone," Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson head coach Ron Gartrell said. "He's been going back and forth with his choices. Right now, those choices include Florida, Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech."
Ball visited Blacksburg last weekend, taking in the Hokies 27-7 loss to Miami.
"I really haven't spoken with him about it," Gartrell said. "I think his visit went OK. Virginia Tech not winning the game may have had a factor. But really, we haven't talked much about it."
The 6-foot, 205-pound Ball has been playing safety for the Jaguars this season. According to Gartrell, the play of LSU-bound linebackers Kelvin Sheppard and Perry Riley and sleeper backer Kelechi Ordu allowed Ball to roam the defensive backfield.
"We were able to get him out more and let him play in space," Gartrell said.
He adds that most colleges aren't going to be picky about where Ball, the nation's No. 25 overall prospect, plays at the next level.
"I think they would be glad to get him, one way or the other," he said.
Stephenson High will face East Coweta in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs on Friday night.