Jermal Hosley came, he camped, and he earned an offer. The 5'9, 160-lb Highland Park product was offered by Ball State after a strong camp performance.
"It relieved a lot of stress, because feel like I'm underrated and people haven't been picking up on me," he said. "I'm happy for the first offer, so hopefully they'll start coming in."
The Cardinals see a lot of versatility in Hosley's game, and his ability to fill multiple roles helped him earn the offer.
"They said receiver, but they can also see me going in their backfield, running the ball, catching little swing passes, and punt returner."
Over the next few weeks, he will be working hard to get to camps across the Midwest in hopes of adding to his growing offer list.
"Bowling Green, Syracuse, and I'm hearing Michigan State loves me a lot, Cincinnati, I heard a few words from them too and Purdue. I'm going to all their camps to try to get it official. I'm also going to be at Sound Mind, Sound Body again for sure. I'm trying to re-schedule with Michigan. The state finals (track) were the same day as their 1-day, so I want to get to Michigan. I'll try to get to Central Michigan's also and I also want to get to Notre Dame and Ohio State by the end of the month."
One previous question on Hosley was his academic situation, but he says there is nothing to worry about.
"I got on the honor roll. I'm trying to get my grades a lot higher, so schools don't overlook me. I just messed up my 9th grade year. I want to show them that I'm not a dumb kid and that I'm intelligent. I'm one of those kids you can take a chance on. I want to let all the schools know that they don't have to worry about me academically."