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Ball State first-year head football coach Pete Lembo has announce the Cardinals 2011 recruiting class.  Coach Lembo can be heard discussing this year's class on www.ballstatesports.com and attached is a video with highlights from this year's class. 

 "We are real proud and real excited to welcome these 19 young men and their families to the Ball State Football Family," Lembo says.  "Signing day is always an exciting day in the life of any NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision coach.  This was our first year here at Ball State, and it's been a hectic month, but there were alot of people on campus that were a tremendous help in the transition.  We are extremely pleased with this year's class and look forward to their futures as Ball State Cardinals."

Name                                                 Ht.         Wt.             Pos.      Hometown (High School)                                     High School Coach

Ian Anderson                                   6-3         277                DL      Greensboro, N.C. (Reagan)                                  Greg King
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football . . . earned two letters at Mount Tabor High School before playing his senior season at Reagan High School for head coach Greg King . . . helped Mount Tabor to conference championships as a sophomore and junior . . . helped the Mount Tabor to an undefeated conference season as a sophomore and a second round appearance in the state playoffs as a junior . . . All-Northwest North Carolina and all-county as a senior . . . all-conference as a junior . . . tallied 78 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one blocked extra point as a senior . . . managed 200 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and two blocked extra points in career . . . set the school record for tackles by a defensive lineman with 78 as a senior . . . set school weightlifting records for bench (405 lbs.), squat (600 lbs.), clean (320 lbs.) and front squat (455 lbs.) . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Ray and Lisa Anderson . . . one brother and one sister . . . father played football at Wake Forest and brother, Ryan, played football at Concord . . . born Nov. 13, 1992, in Greensboro, N.C. . . . full name is Arthur Ian Anderson.

Avery Bailey                                     6-1         190         DB/LB      Cleveland, Ohio (St. Edward)                               Rick Finotti
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football for head coach Rick Finotti . . . helped team to a 15-0 record and the Ohio Division I State Championship as a senior . . . helped the team to a 24-12 record in his varsity career . . . managed 95 tackles and six interceptions as a senior . . . both were single-season school records . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Al and Barbara Bailey . . . two sisters . . . named to the school's Merit Roll as a junior . . . born March 13, 1993, in Cleveland, Ohio . . . full name is Avery Lee Bailey.

Horactio Banks                             5-10         185               RB      Chicago, Ill. (Simeon)                                            Dante Culbreath
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for head coach Dante Culbreath . . . helped team to a 13-1 overall record, including an 8-0 mark in the Prairie City Public School League, as a senior . . . helped the Wolverines to a 44-6 mark in career . . . all-state as a senior . . . all-city as a junior . . . rushed for over 2,100 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Joyce Dorsey . . . one brother . . . born June, 1, 1992, in Chicago, Ill. . . . full name is Horactio Banks.

Julian Boyd                                     6-2         194                DL      Roswell, Ga. (Roswell)                                          Leo Barker
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football for head coach Leo Barker . . . helped team to a 7-5 mark as a senior, including a 5-1 record in the conference . . . helped the Hornets to a 22-12 mark in his career . . . all-region second team as a senior . . . tallied 30 tackles with five sacks as a senior . . . managed 56 tackles with 10 sacks in career . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Steven and Kim Boyd . . . two brothers . . . brother, Chris, played football at Vanderbilt, and brother, Steven, played football at Hampton . . . owns a 3.0 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . born March 16, 1993, in Atlanta, Ga. . . . full name is Julian Michael Boyd.

Christopher Calloway                  5-11         187               DB      Bradenton, Fla. (Palmetto)                                   Dave Marino
HIGH SCHOOL:  Played for head coach Dave Marino . . . helped team to a 6-5 record as a senior . . . all-area as a senior . . . named Palmetto's Most Valuable Defensive Back as a senior . . . registered 45 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions as a senior . . . also competed in track and field . . . had a career best time of :49.81 in the 400-meter run . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Chris and Latoya Calloway . . . three sisters and two brothers . . . born Sept. 19, 1992, in Bradenton, Fla. . . . full name is Christopher Lacae Calloway.

Jahwan Edwards                          5-10         232               RB      Matthews, N.C. (Butler)                                         Mike Newsome
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for head coach Mike Newsome . . . helped team to a 16-0 record, including a 7-0 conference mark, as a senior . . . helped the Bulldogs to a 56-3 career mark . . . helped the team to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior . . . competed for Butler's nationally ranked football team as a senior . . . the Bulldogs were ranked as high as eighth by ESPN, ninth by Rivals.com, 13th by PrepNation.com and 16th in the USA Today Poll . . . all-state as a senior . . . named Most Valuable Player of the state championship game as a junior and senior . . . three-time all-conference . . . rushed 256 times for 1,652 yards plus tallied 21 receptions for 296 yards as a senior . . . totalled 33 TDs as a senior . . . rushed 475 times for 2,979 yards and managed 30 receptions for 463 yards in career . . . totalled 62 TDs in career . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Consulla Edwards . . . born July 27, 1992 . . . full name is Jahwan M. Edwards.

Bryan Ford                                       6-3         273               OT      Southfield, Mich. (Southfield Christian)             Harold Macks
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters for head coach Harold Macks . . . also competed in basketball and track and field . . . won the conference championship in the shot put and placed second in the discus as a junior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Willie Joe Ford and Charmain Jefferson Ford . . . two sisters . . . born March 6, 1993, in Southfield, Mich. . . . full name is Bryan Joseph Ford.

Matt Fox                                           6-4         230                DE      West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West)                      Larry Cox
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned two letters for head coach Larry Cox . . . helped team to 10-4 record in the Greater Miami Conference in his two seasons . . . helped the Firebirds to the school's first-ever conference championship as a junior . . . all-conference as a senior . . . academic all-league as a junior and senior . . . received honorable mention on the All-Southwest Ohio team as a senior . . . received the Anthony Munoz Award as the Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior at Lakota West . . . selected for the Ohio North-South All-Star Game after his senior season . . . managed 35 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior . . . tallied 66 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his two varsity seasons . . . also competed in basketball . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Michael and Christina Fox . . . two brothers and one sister . . . mother competed in basketball at the College of Mount St. Joseph's . . . owns a 3.86 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . received high honors at Lakota West . . . born May 21, 1993, in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . full name is Matthew Thomas Fox.

Trey Gardner                                   6-4         210               WR      Petersburg, Va. (Dinwiddie)                                  Billy Mills
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for head coach Billy Mills . . . helped Dinwiddie High School to a 12-1 record as a senior and a 30-7 mark in his career . . . helped the team to a 10-0 record in the Central District as a senior . . . helped team to two district championships and two regional titles in his career . . . all-district, all-region and all-metro as a senior . . . tallied 28 receptions for 507 yards for an 18.1 yards-per-catch average with six touchdowns as a senior . . . managed 70 catches for 1,229 yards with 12 touchdowns in his career . . . set a school record with four career blocked punts . . . invited to the 2009 National Underclassmen Showcase and the 2008 National Underclassmen Combine . . . also competed in basketball and earned four letters . . . averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds per game in midst of his senior season . . . named team's Most Improved Player as a junior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of James Gardner and Thersea Gardner . . . two brothers and one sister . . . born May 20, 1993, in Petersburg, Va. . . . full name is Trey Jamel Gardner.

Ben Ingle                                          6-1         214       OLB/SS      West Harrison, Ind. (LaSalle)                                Tom Grippa
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters for head coach Tom Grippa . . . helped team to a 9-1 record as a senior and a 36-8 mark in career . . . helped the team to its first ever 9-1 record . . . all-conference and All-Southwest Ohio as a senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Steve and Terri Ingle . . . three brothers and one sister . . . uncle, Rick Ingle, played basketball at Denison . . . received academic honors at LaSalle . . . born Feb. 15, 1993, in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . full name is Benjamin P. Ingle.

Anthony Kukwa                              6-3         217          TE/DE      Perry, Ohio (Perry)                                                 Matt Rosati
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters for head coach Matt Rosati . . . helped team to a 6-5 record as a senior and a 32-13 career mark . . . helped squad to the state playoffs in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and an appearance in the regional finals in 2008 . . . three-time All-Chagrin Valley Conference . . . All-Ohio in football, baseball and basketball . . . tallied 35 catches for 659 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior . . . averaged 18.8 yards per catch as a senior . . . managed 82 catches for 1,647 yards with 23 TDs and a 20.1 yards-per-catch average in career . . . Basketball:  Earned three letters . . . all-conference as a junior . . . scored over 1,000 points in career and averaged over 14.0 rebounds per game . . . set the school record for most rebounds in a season as a junior . . . helped team to the conference championship as a junior . . . Baseball:  Earned four letters . . . all-conference as a junior . . . batted .500 with 17 homeruns plus struck out 100 as a pitcher . . . helped team to conference title as a junior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Tony Kukwa and Mary Turner . . . one sister . . . born Oct. 30, 1992, in Euclid, Ohio . . . full name is Anthony Joseph Kukwa IV.

Nick Miles                                         6-2         255                DE      Burlington, N.C. (Eastern Alamance)                  John Kirby
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for head coach John Kirby . . . helped Eastern Alamance to a 13-3 record as a senior and a 49-7 career mark . . . helped the team to a 5-2 mark in the Mid-State 3A Conference as a senior . . . helped squad to two conference championships, two regional titles and two Class 3A runner-up finishes in state playoffs . . . North Carolina Preps All-State as a senior . . . all-region as a senior . . . conference and regional Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . all-conference as a junior and senior . . . participated in the Shrine Bowl All-Star Game after his senior season . . . managed 98 tackles, 17 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior . . . tallied 250 tackles, 27 sacks and seven forced fumble in his career . . . set the school record for sacks in a season with 17 as a senior . . . set the school standard for sacks in a game with three as a junior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Vernon and Hope Miles . . . two sisters . . . owns a 3.6 grade-point average on his high school's 4.0 scale . . . received the school's Minority Academic Achievement Award . . . born Sept. 28, 1993, in Raleigh, N.C. . . . full name is Nicholas Chase Miles.

Keenan Noel                                    6-1         255                FB      Columbus, Ind. (North)                                         Tim Bless
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for head coach Tim Bless . . . helped the Bulldogs to a 7-4 overall record as a senior and a 29-16 career mark . . . all-region as a senior . . . received the National Underclassmen Leadership Award . . . tallied 37 rushes for 262 yards with three touchdowns as a senior . . . added 11 catches for 132 yards and completed 5-of-11 passes for 63 yards as a senior . . . rushed 52 times for 347 yards and four TDs in career . . . added 27 receptions for 282 yards and one TD plus completed 7-of-13 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in career . . . also competed in track and field in the shot put . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Ray Gipson and MeShelle Noel . . . one sister . . . owns a 3.12 grade-point average on the Columbus North 4.0 scale . . . uncle, Andre Barnett, competed in football at Ball State and lettered for the Cardinals from 1986-89 . . . grandfather, Hayward Gipson II, played football at Princeton . . . cousin, Duwyce Wilson, plays football at Indiana . . . born Feb. 26, 1993, in Columbus, Ind. . . . full name is Keenan Michael Noel.

Jacolby Owens                               6-3         205               WR      South Holland, Ill. (Thornridge)                           Michael Morrisey
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football for head coach Michael Morrisey . . . all-conference as a senior . . . managed seven catches with one touchdown as a senior . . . totalled 20 TDs in career . . . also competed in track and field as a sprinter . . . owns career best times in the 200 with a :21.9, in the 100 with a :10.5 and in the long jump with a mark of 22.5 feet . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Warren and Joy Owens . . . one brother and one sister . . . born June 4, 1993 . . . full name is Jacolby Dominique Owens.

Tyler Rayburn                                  6-3         274               OL      Columbus, Ind. (East)                                           Bob Gaddis
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football for head coach Bob Gaddis . . . helped team to a 9-2 record as a senior and a 31-5 mark in career . . . helped team to Hoosier Hills Conference Championships as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . helped the squad to a semistate appearance as a sophomore and an appearance in regionals as a junior . . . all-conference as a junior and senior after receiving honorable mention as a sophomore . . . all-state second team as a senior . . . Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 after senior season . . . Columbus East Offensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and senior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Steve and Darla Rayburn . . .  . . . one brother . . . owns a 3.0 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . born Feb. 5, 1993, in Columbus, Ind. . . . full name is Tyler Alan Rayburn.

Jalen Schlachter                             6-5         301               OL      Corunna, Mich. (Corunna)                                    Chris Curtiss
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters for head coach Chris Curtiss . . . two-time All-Capital Area Activities Conference . . . two-time recipient of Corunna High School's Pat Boyer Award for most outstanding offensive lineman . . . Detroit Free Press All-State . . . ranked No. 32 on the Detroit Free Press Michigan Top 50 list . . . ranked No. 22 on the Lansing State Journal "Catch 22" Michigan Top Football Prospect List . . . also competed in basketball and track and field . . . averaging 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in basketball . . . all-state and regional champion in the shot put . . . career best throw of 51-feet, 8-inches.

Chris Shillings                                 6-1         200               WR      Columbus, Ind. (North)                                         Tim Bless
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for head coach Tim Bless . . . helped the Bulldogs to a 7-4 overall record as a senior and a 29-16 career mark . . . All-Conference Indiana as a junior . . . also competed in track as a long jumper . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Kristy Moore . . . one sister . . . born Jan. 20, 1993, in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . full name is Christopher James Shillings.

Willie Snead                                   5-11         182               WR      Norton Shores, Mich. (Muskegon)                       Willie Snead
Graduated from high school in December of 2010 and joined Ball State for the second semester of the 2010-11 academic year . . . HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters for head coach and his father, Willie Snead . . . helped the Tigers to a 6-5 record as a senior and a 30-8 career mark . . . helped team to four district championships, three regional titles and one state championship . . . all-state as a junior and senior . . . selected the Michigan Player of the Year as a senior . . . all-conference as a junior and senior . . . passed for 2,500 yards with 10 touchdowns plus rushed for 1,320 yards and 13 TDs as a senior . . . passed for 4,000 yards with 40 touchdowns and rushed for 2,500 yards and 29 TDs in his career . . . set the school record for total yards in a single game with 489 . . . set the school standard for total passing yards with 3,100 as a junior . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Willie and Sofia Snead . . . one brother and one sister . . . owns a 3.5 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . born Oct. 17, 1992, in Winter Park, Fla. . . . full name is Willie Lee Snead IV.

Trent Toothman                              6-0         235         QB/LB      Salem, Ohio (Salem)                                              Mike Kopachy
HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football for head coach Mike Kopachy . . . helped the Quakers to an 8-3 record as a senior . . . member of first Salem High School team to advance to the playoffs and helped the school to its first-ever playoff win in 2009 . . . also helped team to state playoffs as a senior in 2010 . . . All-Northeast Ohio as a junior and senior . . . All-Ohio Second Team as a senior . . . all-county as a junior and senior . . . Salem's Offensive Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior . . . managed 87 tackles, rushed for 1,407 yards and 20 touchdowns and passed for 1,588 yards and 12 TDs as a senior . . . compiled 4,540 passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards in career . . . set the school record with 4,540 passing yards in a career . . . first player in Salem history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season . . .  set the school record for touchdown passes in a career with 42 . . . also competed in track and basketball . . . Track:  Earned three letters . . . two-time state qualifier as a member of the 400-meter relay team . . . placed third in the state in the 400-meter relay as a junior . . . member of the school record-setting 400 relay team (42.49) as a junior . . . Basketball:  Earned two letters . . . all-conference as a junior . . . . . . PERSONAL:  Son of Brian Toothman and Kristin Toothman . . . one brother and one sister . . . owns a 3.5 grade-point average on the school's 4.0 scale . . . Academic All-Ohio in football and track . . . born July 22, 1992, in Salem, Ohio . . . full name is Trent Daniel Toothman.

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