Sun Devil Kalen Ballage Finalizes ASU Football’s 2014 Class
Mike Howell
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February 6, 2014 7:42 PM

Damn it feels good to be a Devil.


Yesterday, ASU Head Coach Todd Graham and his staff received 25 faxes from targeted recruits. However they sent out 26 scholarship offers.

Kalen Ballage from Falcon High School in Falcon, Colorado, had that 26th letter.

NCAA recruiting stipulates that a university can send out only as many National Letters of Intent as they have openings in their class. It wasn’t until 7:00am EST on Wednesday that each prospect could fax in a signed letter to their chosen university. Until then, their is no binding agreement because verbal commitments are not enforceable.

Ballage had multiple letters in hand and had scheduled his announcement for Wednesday afternoon at his high school. Coveted recruits who wait until signing day often schedule a public announcement so that teammates, friends, family and the media can attend.

Due to extreme snow drift, Ballage’s High School had to close yesterday so he rescheduled for 3:30 pm today. This morning when he woke up, the weather persisted and he could barely leave his home.

Sun Devil Kalen Ballage is a 6'2" 215LB 4* Athlete. He runs runs 40 yards in under 4.4 seconds.

Kalen Ballage is a 6’2″ 215LB 4* Athlete. He runs runs 40 yards in under 4.4 seconds.

Kalen Ballage is a mature kid. He carries a 3.6 GPA. He’s confident but humble and emphasizes the team aspect of football. It’s not all about him. So faced with the situation today, Kalen decided to forgo any public announcement and inform the universities that were vying for his signature of his final decision.

UCLA felt confident that they were going to lock up Ballage’s commitment after his official visit in Westwood over the weekend. The Bruins, despite a lack of sustained success over the years, have always pulled in top ranked classes. It is a respected academic university, and naturally recruits are wooed by the beautiful surroundings of West Los Angeles. Mix in the heightened media market and Hollywood panache of LA, and the Bruins frequently beat out competing schools for prospects.

At about 10:00 am MST this morning and after much deliberation, Kalen Ballage signed one letter of intent. Then he faxed it to the Carson Athletic Center at Arizona State.

The Sun Devil’s class of 2014 is now complete. Official recruiting services rank ASU’s group within the Top-20 nationally, and the news has reverberated throughout an energized Sun Devil Nation.


Damn it feels good to be a Devil.

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