“I think I have 16 offers now, but I am not sure exactly,” said Neiron Ball. “I know I have over 14 and I think it is 16 total, but it may be just 15.”
He may not know the exact amount at the moment, but he knows the last two schools to offer him and they are top of his list.
“Georgia and Florida are the last two offers for me and they are my top two. I have had interest in both of those schools for a long time and they are my leaders.”
The 6-foot-4, 208 pound athlete visited both campuses while he was on spring break last week.
“I went down to Florida first and it was my first visit there,” said the rangy athlete out of Jackson, Ga. “My visit to Florida went great – the campus was great, the coaches were great, and the academics were great. They graduated 100 percent in the last class and that was impressive. They win National Championships and graduate their football players, so I know they go at it seriously on and off the field.”
“I got a chance to sit down with Urban Meyer and we had a nice talk. He told me that I am one of the best defensive players they are recruiting and that he wants me bad. He did not pressure me to commit or anything, but he really wants me there.”
“The visit was even better than I thought it was going to be. I knew it would be nice, but I didn’t know it would be that nice.”
“After I got back from Florida, I went over to Georgia for their spring game. I have been there a lot, so I know about things there, but I still had a good time.”
“I was not able to talk with Coach Mark Richt this time, but I talked to Coach [Willie] Martinez for a while. He had heard that I visited Florida, so he wanted to make sure I was still thinking about Georgia. I told him that I was and he said that I could commit to them as soon as I am ready.”
“I really just watched the spring game, hung out with my brother (current UGA DE Neland Ball), and had fun. It was a cool visit.”
The two rivals in the SEC East have taken the lead for the junior that tallied over 100 tackles as a junior, but he said Alabama, Clemson, and Tennessee were right there behind them.
The older Ball committed to Georgia late in July, but the younger brother plans to wait a little longer.
“I am probably going to make my decision sometime during my senior season. I don’t know exactly when, but I am going to take my time. Neland tells me to take everything slow, analyze each school, and not to rush, so that is what I am going to do.”
Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.