UVa Offer A Big One For Stafford OL

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For all Josh Ball knew, if he performed well at the University of Virginia’s one-day camp this past Sunday it was possible he could return home with a scholarship offer from the Cavaliers. The 6’6”, 310-pound rising junior did earn an offer from Virginia… it just came a little sooner than expected.

Ball at UVa's camp on June 8, 2014
Ball at UVa’s camp on June 8, 2014

Ball, a product of Stafford High School (Stafford, VA), arrived early Sunday morning, before camp began. It was then that he received the good news.

“So excited. I can’t even tell you how excited,” Ball said when asked for his reaction to the UVa offer.

“I’ve always been a fan of UVa. Going to games, basketball games, everything.”

In this case, location appears to have helped UVa get an early leg up on the competition.

“I always came to the games, just cause it was so close to home,” Ball said.

“Of course it’s a great, great campus. I love the facilities.”

Asked if he would call Virginia his leader, Ball answered: “I’d say so.”

Virginia’s position is strong right now, but Ball is not prepared to make a commitment any time soon.

“I think I want to wait,” said Ball, who has no timetable for a decision. As a rising junior, he can’t sign an official letter of intent until February of 2016.

Heading into last Sunday’s camp in Charlottesville, Ball already boasted three scholarship offers: Marshall, Maryland and Old Dominion. Don’t be surprised if more schools come through this summer. Duke and NC State are two schools to note as Ball plans to camp at both in the coming months.

Ball saw action at left tackle and left guard this past season as a sophomore,