Dean Legge and Scout.com South Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons talk about Jackson DE Neiron Ball…
Pushing close to 20 offers
At 6-3 and a little over 200 pounds nobody is going to look at Jackson High School's Neiron Ball, or at least his raw measureables and think that he's a defensive end down the road. That's not enough size at the line to get around tackles with good first steps, or physically fight off the chip blocks from tight ends or backs. Neiron's other numbers tell you a different story: Over 100 tackles, 35 for loss and a staggering 19 sacks as a junior. How? "My feet. I think I have good feet, and my quickness allows me to get outside the tackle before they can get turned," Ball said. "But I know how to use my hands, so just in case they get decent position I can fight my way around them to the ball." Scout has him listed as a linebacker, and at his size it would be hard to argue. But all of his offers, the total now at 17, are all for the...
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