Pete Lembo added a big piece to his 2015 defense with Joshua Posley's transfer from Cincinnati to Ball State.
Posley spent two seasons in Cincinnati. The 6-foot-1 252 pound defensive end appeared in 8 career games for the Bearcats, logging three tackles and half a sack. He will redshirt the 2014 season, then have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Cardinals. A pair of Posley's high school teammates currently play at Ball State, Darnell Smith and Anthony Windbush.
Posley was heavily recruited out of Warren Central in Indianapolis. During his junior year in 2010 the school captured the class 5-A state championship. During his senior year, the Warriors went 11-1, including a national ranking as high as seventh. Posley was a two-time all state and all conference selection, who helped Warren Central to a 45-5 mark in his career. In total, he tallied 67 tackles, including 38 solos stops, 2.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a pass breakup as a senior. He was ranked as a three-star recruit out of high school by 247Sports.com, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Ball State opens the 2014 season at Scheumann Stadium on August 30th at 2:00 p.m. against Colgate.