2015 Ball State football got stronger on defense Friday, after receiving a verbal commitment from Mableton, Georgia safety Kendall Quarles.
Pete Lembo's attention to defensive side of the ball continues with the latest Cardinal verbal commitment. At 6-foot-3 190 pounds, Quarles went with Ball State after receiving offers from MAC rivals Toledo and Bowling Green. He joins Grant Williamson, Abdallah Jaffal, Armani McNulty, as defensive additions to the 2015 class.
Quarles was one of several Georgia prospects who attended the Raw Talent Sports Camp in Cleveland last month. It was there, along with teammate Hakeem Bailey, that he received the offer from Toledo. Bailey is also being recruited by Ball State.
Several coaches attending the camp in Cleveland were impressed with the senior's length and ability to react to the ball in the air. Quarles also had an especially strong showing at Michigan State's football camp, where he received the offer from the Cardinals.
Quarles is a playmaker sideline to sideline and unquestionably loves to hit. Despite his height, he also covers receivers exceptionally well, and has expressed that he loves playing the corner position. He should get opportunities early, with fifth year senior starting strong safety Brian Jones, as well as his backup Gilbert St. Louis, graduating after this season.
Quarles will also play receiver at Pebblebrook this season. Last year he totaled 282 yards and two touchdowns for a team that finished 3-7 in 2013.
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