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Juco LB headed to Ball State

1/3/2013

Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College outside linebacker Stephan Martin has decided to play for the MAC Ball State Cardinals, multiple sources report.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Lake Alfred, Fla., native is considered a three-star prospect by ESPN. Some outlets list Martin as having already signed but, at this time, the school's official Web site has not released anything official.

Martin also holds scholarship offers from Bethune-Cookman, Minnesota, South Dakota and Southern Illinois. He officially visited the Gophers (Dec. 14) and Salukis (Nov. 30). Other programs, including Arkansas, Northern Illinois and Penn State, showed interest.

Following junior college film evaluation, ESPN describes Martin as, "an undersized linebacker who will play bigger than his listed measurable and does not shy away from contact."

Ball State has 19 players on board for 2013.