The last three verbal commitments have all come from southern states, including the last one coming from Coach Pete Lembo's backyard, Chris Pauling, a 5-11 175 S from Andrews High School in High Point, NC.
"I got up there on a visit," Pauling said. "I really liked the atmosphere up there and their coaches and players."
Pauling, who is helping lead his Andrews High School team to a 4-0 record, chose Ball State over an offer from Wofford and interest from several regional teams including North Carolina State.
As for what Cardinal fans can expect from Pauling: "I'm a hard hitter. I like to hit people."
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