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2014 Ball State Football Recruiting: 3-Star OLB Vontae Diggs Flips To UConn

The Cardinals 2014 recruiting class took a huge blow Friday with the announcement that its top recruit had changed his mind.

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More bad news for Ball State fans. After getting an oral commitment from 3-Star linebacker Vontae Diggs in early January, the Cardinals lost him on Friday when he flipped his commitment to UConn.

Diggs visited UConn last week, a few weeks after committing to Ball State, and had made it known via his Twitter that he was considering the Huskies' offer. This isn't Diggs first flip-flop. He originally committed to Toledo in June, before de-committing and eventually committing to Ball State. Diggs, a 6-foot-4 2000-pound backer, was the top recruit in Pete Lembo's 2014 class.

Without him in the fold, the Cardinals are down to 17 confirmed commitments, and two linebackers; Jeremiah Jackson, and Damon Singleton. Outside linebacker factored to be a huge focal point for this recruiting class, so Lembo may look to get a third OLB in the fold before signing day. Unranked linebacker Mitchell Estrada (Timber Creek High School, Orlando, Fla.) is still on the Cardinals radar, but hasn't been offered yet according to 247Sports.

Signing Day is Wed., Feb. 5. So Lembo will have to move quick, as that's just four days away.