Ball State Announces 2012 Recruiting Class

Press Release
Posted Feb 1, 2012


Ball State second-year head football coach Pete Lembo announced the 2012 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon.

Ball State second-year head football coach Pete Lembo announced the 2012 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon. The recruiting class features 23 signees from 10 states. The Cardinals signed student-athletes to national letters of intent from Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Missouri, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

"We are very pleased to welcome such a fine group of young men to the Ball State family," Lembo says. "This signing class reflects some outstanding work by our assistant coaches building relationships from the local area to outlying states such as Wisconsin and Florida. We were able to successfully address specific needs at positions such as offensive line, defensive line, wide receiver and safety."

Following is Ball State's 2012 recruiting class:

Steven Bell, OT 6-4 278, Cincinnati(Indian Hill)

Sam Brunner, TE 6-2 226, Washington, MI (Romeo)

Darius Conaway , DB 5-11 164, Kennesaw, GA(North Cobb)

Miles Eaton, OL 6-3 306, Vandalia, OH(Butler)

Martez Hester, S 6-2 174, Kennesaw, GA North Cobb)

Tyree Holder, DB 5-11 157, Thonotosassa, FL (Tampa Catholic)

Dae'Shaun Hurley, S 6-0 186, Chicago (Julian)

** Osazuwamgn Igbinosun, DE 6-1 236, Rahway, NJ (Fork Union Military)

Wes Johnson, DE 6-3 202,Grand Rapids, MI(Grand Rapids Christian)

Kevonn Mabon, WR 6-3 208, St. Louis(DeSmet Jesuit)

Ozzie Mann, QB 6-1 221 Hartford City, IN (Delta)

Drake Miller, OL 6-4 272, Sturgis, MI(Sturgis)

** Chris Pauling, S 5-9 179, High Point, NC (T.W. Andrews)

Michael Raby, TE 6-2 260, Sheridan, IN (North Central)

Efe Scott-Emuakpor, WR 6-3 182, East Lansing, MI (East Lansing)

Darnell Smith, DT 5-11 263, Indianapolis (Warren Central)

Josh Smith, OC 6-2 280, Plainfield, IN (Avon)

Connor Stefanski, OL 6-4 280, Waukesha, WI(West)

Aaron Taylor, S 5-11 182, Lawrenceville, GA(Central Gwinnett)

Stewart Turner, WR/CB 5-9 168, Orrville, OH (Orrville)

Jordan Williams, WR 6-2 219, Indianapolis (North Central)

Aaron Woosley, DT 6-3 274, Baltimore, OH (Lancaster)

Carlutorbantu Zaramo, DT 6-3 296, Richmond Heights, OH(Brush)

** Indicates enrolled at Ball State in January at the start of the school's second semester.



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