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Purdue joins the race for Ball

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Westerville (Ohio) South athlete Marcus Ball started off last week by adding offers from Indiana and Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect then ended his week with yet another offer from a Big Ten program.
"Purdue offered two days ago," Ball reported. "They have a new recruiting coordinator in Ohio and as soon as he got the job he called me and wanted to make sure I understood I had an offer and they were going to recruit me pretty hard."
Ball is the younger brother of current Wisconsin offensive lineman Ray Ball, so he knows the Big Ten programs well and is excited to see Purdue for himself.
"It is great to have that offer," Ball said. "I have never been to Purdue. My brother has been to Purdue, and it is definitely a trip I want to make."
Ball has been making trips throughout the spring. He was supposed to be in Madison this past weekend to see his brother and the other Badger's players take part in Wisconsin's spring game.
"I actually didn't end up going," Ball reported. "I kind of had trouble getting up there, but I heard my brother did well in the spring game."
Last week's offers have pushed Ball's total well into double-digit territory. Other schools that have offered include Arizona State, Cincinnati, Illinois, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
"Recruiting is going well for me right now," Ball observed. "As far as taking visits, though, I might be taking a little break for now and pick it back up later. I don't know where I want to go yet or where the next trip is. I think it may be Tennessee or Pitt on May 11."
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