Notebook: Ball State, Toledo receive PA commits

A pair of prep recruits from Pennsylvania picked a pair of Mid-American Conference schools to commit to on Monday.

Ball State got itself a three-star wide receiver in Rahmon Hart Jr. (Pittsburgh, Pa.; Plum, Imani Christian Academy) and Toledo received a commitment from defensive tackle Gaige Hill (Altoona, Pa.; Altooa). For Ball State, Hart is the third player to commit to the program for the 2019 recruiting cycle and Hill is Toledo’s fifth commit.

By 247sports.com, Hart’s 0.8416 composite score gives the 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver a three-star rating and is the highest-graded player in the three-player class. Hart’s first offer came from local FBS program Temple back in May of 2016, months before his sophomore campaign, and Ball State’s offer eventually came on April 20 of this year. Hart’s other offers came from Howard, Toledo, Buffalo, Robert Morris, Eastern Kentucky, Army, Slippery Rock (his dad played there), Navy and Youngstown State.

Ball State didn’t have any recruits from Pennsylvania join the program via the 2018 signing class.

With his size and strength, Hart’s definitely the type of receiver who can be an option if the quarterback needs to throw it up to the corner of the end zone on goal-line pass plays.

Hill’s the third commit from Pennsylvania to commit to the Rockets, joining cornerback Michael Coleman (Pittsburgh, Pa.; Woodland Hills) and defensive end Jerome Henderson (Erie, Pa.; McDowell).

He’s unranked as of now, but that’s likely to change in Hill’s favor. The other two Pennsylvania natives that committed to Toledo were unranked when they made their decisions, but are now graded as three-star recruits. Hill lineman is listed at 6-foot-4, 280 pounds which is basically par for the course in terms of other defensive tackles Toledo has brought in over the years.

Ball State’s current list of commits for the 2019 signing class:

Name POS From School 247sports comp. State
Mark Nondorf QB Indianapolis, Ind. Bishop Chatard 0.7498 Indiana
John Harris DT Indianapolis, Ind. Roncalli 0.7498 Indiana
Rahmon Hart Jr. WR Pittsburgh, Pa. Imani Christian Academy 0.8416 Pennsylvania

Toledo’s current list of commits for 2019:

Name POS From School 247sports comp. State
Michael Bergern OT Avon, Ohio Avon 0.8399 Ohio
Joey Carroll TE Toledo, Ohio St. Frances de Sales 0.7999 Ohio
Michael Coleman CB Pittsburgh, Pa. Woodland Hills 0.8054 Pennsylvania
Jerome Henderson DE Erie, Pa. McDowell 0.8399 Pennsylvania
Gaige Hill DT Altoona, Pa. Altoona Pennsylvania

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