Mebane (N.C.) Eastern Alamance defensive end Nick Miles made a decision on Saturday night while on his first official visit. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder decided to commit to Ball State.
"I committed last night," he said. "I loved everything about it and I verbally committed.
"A lot of it had to do with the entire program, the facilities are surprisingly as nice as anybody's and they have a great defensive line coach that can take me to the best of my ability."
The visit was key in Miles pulling the trigger.
"The visit had a whole lot riding on it whether I'd decide and commit then or take other visits," he said. "After I saw what I saw, I knew no other visits were needed. The thing that worried me going in was the defensive line coach and strength and conditioning program as well as how I fit in with the guys. All three meshed together and there was nothing to be worried about.
"Plus, we're going to play great competition and compete against the best players next year, Oklahoma and Indiana at the Colts stadium. I knew it's Division I-A football and the MAC is a good conference. They provide opportunities for me academically and athletically."
The two-star prospect has a chance to compete early for playing time.
"They showed me the roster and they need defensive ends," he said. "I'm going to work hard this offseason to see how I stand when I get there."
Overall, Miles is thrilled with his choice.
"I'm very confident in my decision," he said. "Even if a major school offered, I'm very comfortable with my choice and I'd stay with them as I can achieve my dreams at Ball State."