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Service academies lead for Arkansas TE

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When it comes to finding a place to play college football, Fayetteville (Ark.) tight end Ben Ball has several options to choose from.
The 6-foot-1, 253-pounder currently is considering Army, Navy, Air Force and Missouri State. Recently, he made an official visit to West Point and came away impressed.
"It was great, I mean it couldn't have been more beautiful, their facilities are No. 1 in the country, so it totally blew everything I had ever seen before away," Ball said. "Coach Bobby Ross is top of the line. It doesn't get much better than coach Ross. He's won titles in both college and the NFL."
Ball said that he could see himself in a service academy environment.
"It's a tremendous opportunity," he said. "I mean you know you go to one of the service academies, you're set for the rest of your life. Army has a great schedule next year, too."
Tulsa and Mississippi State previously were involved with Ball, but have since backed off.
"I haven't talked to Tulsa since their coaches left and haven't talked to Mississippi State in a while," Ball said.
Ball will visit the Air Force Academy on the weekend of Feb. 2. He currently doesn't have a frontrunner and is expected to decide after his trip to Colorado Springs.
"I want to play tight end in college and army and air force both use one, so I'll probably be going to one of those schools," he said. "I don't really have a frontrunner to be honest."
Ball is a two-star rated recruit by Rivals.com.
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