and Head Coach Pete Lembo picked up another tough and physical offensive lineman this weekend when Connor Stefanski
made his oral pledge to the Cardinal football program.
"It is super exciting," Stefanski said. "I am just very excited to be a part of the program."
The 6-4 286 Stefanski was not a name that most Ball State fans had heard on the recruiting radar, but they will not be upset when they see this kid on film.
"I am a hard worker, and I am physical," the well-spoken Stefanski said. "I lover to get after the guy lined up across from me."
Despite holding no other offers, the Waukesha West product had plenty of interest from Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan State.
The solid A & B student and high school team captain was sold on Ball State, first and foremost, from an education standpoint.
"Education was the biggest factor," Stefanski said. "I plan on majoring in sports management and they have one of the top programs in that field. Plus the coaches were great and I really felt like I was at home at Ball State."
This is the first I had heard of Connor today, but I was able to take a look at his junior film and came away impressed with Connor's ability to move, athleticism and tenacity to the whistle.
With his decision out of the way, Connor can now concentrate on his senior season and possible back-to-back State titles.
"We were Division 1 state champs (in Wisconsin) last year," Stefanski said. "We have a huge target on our back, but we want to get back and win again."
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Ball State added its 8th verbal commitment to the Class of 2012 and its 3rd overall from an offensive lineman.