Even though it isn't the 4th of July just yet, fireworks are going off in Muncie. While you and your buddies are securing a location to shoot off your roman candles and cook-out burgers the Ball State football coaching staff was locking up a verbal commitment from a three-star rated quarterback.
On Friday afternoon, Tyler Vander Waal, of Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California became the 12th class of 2017 prospect to give their pledge to the Ball State Cardinals.
"Ball State was just the right place for me. What coach Neu and coach Lynch are doing there is something special." Vander Waal, who picked the Cardinals over a chance to suit up for Northern Arizona stated to Hustle Belt soon after announcing his commitment via his personal Twitter page.
"I know they can help me achieve my dream of becoming an NFL quarterback and they were just good genuine coaches that I could see myself playing for. With coach Neu being an ex NFL coach it really made it clear that he can help me reach my potential. I loved everything about Muncie, and the offense if perfect for me with the uptempo no huddle. I really think I can thrive there." The 6'4, 210-pound signal caller added on why the Mid-American Conference program was the right spot for him to continue his playing days.
Sitting out his junior season due to transfer rules, Tyler hasn't seen much game action on the high school level, but is still considered one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2017 class. Per the 247Sports Composite, the strong armed Vander Waal is currently ranked the 61st pro-style quarterback, and 1,332nd overall senior in the country.
Want to see Tyler Vander Waal in action? Check out some of his high school highlights, via the crew at Hudl: