Ball State strikes again in North Carolina

Safety Christopher Blair (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) committed over the weekend to play for the Mid-American Conference Cardinals, multiple sources report.

Blair, a 5-foot-11, 191-pound senior, is Ball State's fifth 2013 pledge from the Tar Heel State.

Prior to this season, he posted an electronically-timed 4.89 40-yard dash, 4.59 20-yard shuttle, 35.4-inch vertical and 87.93 SPARQ at a Nike Combine.

Ball State has 18 pledges.