Ball State gets on the board for 2014

Darian Green has become the Ball State Cardinals' first verbal during this recruiting cycle, according to the Journal and Courier. He visited Ball State last summer for a camp and took in the game against Ohio State during the fall.

"When I came there, they treated me like I was at home; they treated me like I was already part of the team," Green said. "All of the coaches came and talked to me. The campus was quiet and nice. It's not too big and not too small. It fits me."

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound high school running back, who could play other positions at the next level, also received interest from Indiana, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Purdue.

Last season, Green earned area offensive player of the year recognition after rushing for 1,394 yards and 14 touchdowns.