Having A Ball

Having A Ball

Two days after Wisconsin beats Ohio State, two Ohio kids commit to Wisconsin's 2011 recruiting class. After running back Trayion Durham told Badger Nation he wanted to play in that atmosphere, Westerville-South offensive tackle Ray Ball made it known today that the Badgers are his choice.

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin football team might be on to something. Dominant a game over a top-ranked team and watch the home crowd storm the field under the Camp Randall lights, the recruits start to open their eyes a little wider.

The trio from Dwyer High School did. Trayion Durham did when he committed Sunday and Ray Ball also did, which he did on Tuesday.

Witnessing Wisconsin's 31-18 victory over No.1 Ohio State, Ball canceled the rest of his recruiting plans and called the Wisconsin coaching staff to give him his verbal commitment.

The news of Ball becoming Wisconsin's 15th verbal commit and second offensive tackle (joining Springfield (MN) Tyler Marz) was confirmed by multiple sources at Wisconsin and by Westerville-South Athletic Director Scott Dorne.

Ball, ranked No.48 among all offensive tackles in the nation by Scout.com, picked Wisconsin over offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, UCLA, Akron, Ball State and Marshall.

"That offensive line is huge to me," Ball said previously with this site. "With Joe Rudolph having played (at UW) and now recruiting my area, it gives me a good feel. He's told me so many facts about Wisconsin and the reasons I should go there. Every question I asked him, I got a very positive answer from him."

Badger Nation will continue to follow up on this breaking story

BadgerNation.com Recommended Stories

  • One of three players expected to sign with Wisconsin today, Brewster (NH) Academy three-star power forward Alex Illikainen's goal of playing college basketball in the Midwest was fulfilled by a…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler …

  • Best friends off the field and heated competitors on it, Wisconsin junior tailback Melvin Gordon and Nebraska senior running back Ameer Abdullah are always trying to push one another to be better…

  • Winners of four straight, No.22 Wisconsin needs a victory over No.11 Nebraska to remain in the driver's seat of the Big Ten West Division. Badger Nation gets the inside scoop on this week's opponent…

  • Finding just the right present for that special someone can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled a wide variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor gifts that you—or Santa—can deliver this Christmas.

Up Next