Ball State strengthened an already stout 2015 recruiting class on Monday, when 2-star kicker Morgan Hagee verbally committed to the Cardinals.
Pete Lembo's latest get is a good one. According to 247Sports Hagee is Indiana's top ranked kicker, and number seven nationally. Across all positions he ranks 34th in the Hoosier State.
Hagee's recruiting process was brief. Drawing interest from Texas A&M and Cincinnati, he made just two visits, to Ball State and Purdue. Lembo's offer came on June 22nd, and Hagee was a Cardinal just a day later.
"Everyone there is classy," Hagee told the Muncie Star Press. "They were very professional. Honestly I think they are one of the best coaching staff in the nation. The campus is beautiful and the school is great. I know it's a place where I get a great education. It's a special place and it just kind of clicked for me."
The 5-foot-11 165 pound Hagee also punts at Plainfield High School, about 20 miles west of Indianapolis. Ball State targeted Hagee specifically for his place kicking abilities. As a sophomore he connected on 5 of 7 field goals, with a long of 42 yards.
Hagee's faced a setback his junior year however, playing in just two games before suffering a fractured tibia in practice and cutting his season short.
"I ended up making a strong recovery," he told the Star Press.
Hagee is the latest name in a successful week of Cardinal recruiting. Saturday Ball State received a verbal commitment from Riley Neal, a 3-star quarterback out of Yorktown. A day before, James Gilbert, a 3-star running back from Indianapolis, flipped from Western Michigan to join the Cardinals.