Looking back at Heisman hopefuls

Here is a look at where all five Heisman Trophy hopefuls in New York this weekend came from:

Wisconsin RB Montee Ball

HS position rank: 74 | Grade: 77 | HS Evaluation
Wisconsin nabbed the best deal of its 2009 class when it secured Ball from Wentzville (Mo.) Timberland. Ball was considered a marginal tailback prospect, but the Badgers were one of the schools that believed in him. Ball also had scholarship offers from Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Northwestern and Stanford.

Ball showed strong interest in Missouri but seemed to be a Badger all along his recruitment. He committed to Wisconsin early, in June 2008, and took only one official visit, to Madison just before he signed his national letter of intent.