MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State football head coach Mike Neu announced today that 17
student-athletes will join the Cardinal program beginning this spring or next
academic year.

The 2019 early signing day class includes three defensive linemen, three defensive
backs, three offensive linemen, three linebackers, two quarterbacks, two wide
receivers and one tight end. The class features players from five states – Indiana
(10), Michigan (two), Ohio (two), Pennsylvania (two) and Alabama (one).

“Our staff really did a great job of identifying young men who fit what we were
looking for,” Neu said. “Just the size, the length, the athleticism is very exciting
when you start to break it down by position. I know our staff as a whole is very
excited about this class. I feel great about the 17 young men who signed with us,
and I can’t wait to get them on campus.”

Ball State kicks off the 2019 season against Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium on Aug.
31. The Cardinals then face Fordham (Sept. 7) and FAU (Sept. 14) at Scheumann
Stadium before winding down the non-conference schedule at NC State (Sept. 21). The
league schedule will be announced at a later date.

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through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brandon Berger ILB 6-4 215 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Roncalli HS)
Clayton Coll* ILB 6-3 225 Fr. Franklin, Ind. (Franklin Community HS)
Chris Crothers TE 6-5 240 Jr. Mishawaka, Ind. (College of DuPage)
John Harris DL 6-3 260 Fr. Greenwood, Ind. (Roncalli HS)
Rahmon Hart Jr.* WR 6-2 215 Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa. (Imani Christian Academy)
Porter Haught OL 6-5 275 Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind. (Homestead HS)
Nic Jones DB 6-0 170 Fr. Southfield, Mich. (Southfield A&T HS)
Derin McCulley DB 6-0 170 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence North HS)
Jalen McGaughy WR 6-3 205 Fr. Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King HS)
Solvauhn Moreland DL 6-3 305 Fr. Aliquippa, Pa. (Aliquippa Senior HS)
Caden Niekamp OL 6-6 315 Fr. St. Henry, Ohio (St. Henry HS)
Mark Nondorf QB 6-3 195 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Bishop Chatard HS)
Justen Ramsey DL 6-1 285 Fr. Merrillville, Ind. (Merrillville HS)
Seth Schmidt OL 6-6 250 Fr. Wilmington, Ohio (Clinton-Massie HS)
Eddie Schott* QB 6-4 215 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Southport HS)
Jerwuan Thomas DB 5-11 170 Fr. Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS)
Tavion Woodard OLB 6-4 215 Fr. West Lafayette, Ind. (West Lafayette HS)