Ball State hauls in top-5 class in MAC

To kick off the early signing period, Ball State added 18 to its 2018 signing class.

According to, Ball State has the fifth-ranked signing class in the MAC with six three-star talents.

The Cardinals beefed-up at offensive line with JUCO transfer Thomas Lopez (ASA College), Jaylen Turner (Indianapolis, Ind.; Arsenal Tech HS), Luke Martin (Fishers, Ind.; Fishers HS) and tight end Wes Obermeier (Fort Branch, Ind.; Gibson Southern HS).

Ball State’s top-seven signees stand at 6-foot-4 or taller.

Hank Hughes is another noteworthy addition to this signing class. Hughes is a quarterback from Houston, Texas who will transfer from Texas A&M. He will enroll at Ball State in January.

There are three players who are still committed to Ball State but did not sign: defensive back Ty Terrell (Leesburg, Ga.; Lee County HS), wide receiver Broc Thompson (Indianapolis, Ind.; Ben Davis HS) and defensive end Davion Tyson (Delphos, Ohio; Jefferson HS).

Below is the list of players who have signed their LOIs with Ball State. Links go out to their Hudl (or YouTube) pages, Twitter accounts and the videos below each player come from what the school has tweeted out.


Total commits: 18

Joseph Boggs (@Jboggs2323) — offensive line; Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Reynoldsburg HS

Tye Evans (@TyeChristopher7) — wide receiver; Macedonia, Ohio; Nordonia HS

Hank Hughes (@hankhughes) — quarterback; Dallas, Texas; Texas A&M

Emeka Jilani (@emzgunz) — offensive line; Indianapolis, Ind.; Indianapolis Lutheran HS

Thomas Lopez (@Tlopez732) — offensive line; Middletown, N.J.; ASA College (NY)

Luke Martin (@LukeMartin76) — offensive line; Fishers, Ind.; Fishers HS

Kyron Mims (@_therealmims) — defensive line; Baton Rouge, La.; Woodlawn HS

Caleb Murray (@CalebMurr52) — offensive line; Louisville, Ky.; Trinity HS

Wes Obermeier (@wesleyobermeier) — tight end; Fort Branch, Ind.; Gibson Southern HS

John Paddock (@John_Paddock5) — quarterback; Bloomfield Township, Mich.; Bloomfield Hills HS

Tyler Potts (@Red_Potts) — defensive back; Pickerington, Ohio; Pickerington North HS

Jack Sape (@SapeJack) — defensive end; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Bloomfield Hills HS

Dantavian Stevens (@dt_stevens) — wide receiver/cornerback; Augusta, Ga.; Academy of Richmond County HS


Jaylen Turner (@jaylen_ballhard) — offensive line; Indianapolis, Ind.; Arsenal Tech HS

Yo’Heinz Tyler (@yoheinzz) — wide receiver; New Orleans, La.; Easton HS

Amechi Uzodinma II (@Ajayyy333) — wide receiver; Orlando, Fla.; University HS

Ray Wilborn (@14XIV__) — linebacker; Sexton, Mich.; Garden City CC

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