Mike Neu and the Ball State coaching staff locked up a big time pledge on Thursday morning. After being verbally committed to Western Kentucky since the summer, three-star class of 2017 wide receiver Khalil Newton flipped his commitment from the Hilltoppers to the Cardinals.
“I feel they will benefit me better with both football and academics at this time.” Newton shared on his Twitter page as reasons why he decided to switch up his college plans.
BSU ⚪️⚫️ #ChirpChirp @CoachAlexBailey @Co_Jackson21 @BSUCoachNeu pic.twitter.com/abxJbxzbP7— Khalil Newton (@kjnewton9) January 20, 2017
The 6’2 175-pound Stone Mountain, Georgia native, adds another play maker to the Ball State roster. Last season as a senior at Stephenson High School, Newton hauled in 28 receptions for nearly 600 yards and seven touchdowns to help lead the Jaguars to an overall record of 9-5 and a deep run in the state playoffs.
One of the highest overall rated players currently committed to the Cardinals, Newton, who gives Ball State 22 pledges at the moment, is considered the 114th wide receiver, and 802nd overall prospect in the entire class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.