Junior to Watch: Lance Ball
School: Teaneck, N.J.
Size and speed: Lance is 5-foot-11 and is 220 pounds. He runs a 4.55-second 40-yard dash.
Statistics: Last season Lance carried the ball 170 times for 1,591 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also had eight receptions for 116 yards and ran a kickoff back 80 yards for another score. He has a bench press of 315 pounds.
Honors: All-North Jersey, all-conference, second team all-county
Favorite Schools: For now, Lance likes Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland, Michigan State and Notre Dame. He has also heard from other schools such as Boston College, Colorado and Penn State.
Skinny: A bruising fullback who breaks tackles and has the speed to run away from defenders, Lance is looking for another great year and hopes to open more eyes.
"I am concentrating on working hard during the off-season. It looks like I'll be playing in a one-back offense this year and that's fine with me."
Lance did not have the opportunity to play defense last season, but that will change this year because he's just to good of a player to keep off the field.
"I'm not really sure what position I'll play on defense, most likely strong safety. I'm looking forward to playing D this year."
Lance will be attending the Rivals100 Junior Day in New Jersey and was also invited to the Nike Camp at Penn State in April. He has no offers yet, but by the time Signing Day comes around he should have his choice.