Ball State picked up an important defensive recruit Wednesday, when they signed Cleveland (OH) Glenville safety Aaron Morris. Morris, one of the leading tacklers on the Tarblooder squad, explained his decision to sign with the Cardinals.
"I've been interested in Ball State since my junior year," Morris said of the Cardinal program. "They were my first offer, and they stayed on me for over a year. They showed me everything I needed to see on my visit, and when it came time to choose a school, Ball State was where I wanted to be."
Morris chose Ball State over several other top schools, and indicated they were always his top choice.
"I had offers from Maryland, Syracuse, Toledo and Northern Illinois," he stated. "They were all great schools, but it seemed like nothing could match Ball State for me. I will be playing strong safety, and I plan on being there in June."
Morris, 6-foot, 195-pounds, has been told there is the opportunity to play early for the Cardinals next season.
"They told me if I come in and work hard, there is a good chance I could be on the field next year," he explained. "I can also play special teams if they need me to. Playing at Glenville has prepared me to play at this level, so I give all the credit to my head coach, Ted Ginn, for all his help."