Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville two-star receiver Torieal Gibson was getting looks from schools like Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue, Akron and Kent, but there was one school that jumped in early on him. And that one school was rewarded with an oral commitment on Monday.
"I committed to Ball State (Monday) afternoon," Gibson, who is 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, said.
"I had been talking with Brady Hoke, but I called and left him a message today."
Gibson said he picked Ball State for a number of reasons.
"Coach came to my school not too long ago, and we talked about how he wanted to use me at receiver and let me know that I will be able to play next year as a freshman. That's basically what did it for me.
"I plan on heading out there after I graduate to start getting ready for next year."