Nilijah Ballew update: deeply considering other options
Four-star safety Nilijah Ballew (Cincinnati, OH) took an official visit to Indiana this weekend. He was supposed to be visiting Louisville, but when the new coaching staff first contacted Ballew, they moved his visit date back to the weekend of January 31. So naturally, Ballew had to find other options just in case. It had just been learned that Daniel Gresham’s commitment would not be honored, so the smart thing was obviously to have a back-up plan.
So what did Ballew think of his visit with the Hoosiers? “I liked it enough to make it a toss up. I could possibly start right away at IU and it’s Big 10 football. I really enjoyed my visit and I’m deeply considering my other options.”
Indiana didn’t let much time pass before getting more pressure on Ballew. “Indiana linebackers coach, Coach Inge, came by the house today (Monday). It went very well and he’s a great man. Coach Wilson (head coach) is coming to the house next week.”
So if the Cards do plan to honor his commitment at the end of all this, do they even have a shot? Or is he IU’s to lose now? “I really don’t know,” Ballew said. “I would have to sit down and really think about it all.”
As of right now, he says that he will visit either Minnesota or Purdue next weekend. We will keep you posted on Ballew’s recruitment.