MUNCIE, IN. (WANE) – A year ago they were shredding opposing high school defenses – now they’re trying to do the same to the Ball State depth chart. David Morrison and Jordan Hogue are two weeks into fall training camp with the Cardinals and both have already made an impression on the coaching staff.
“I love the way Jordan competes,” says Ball State head coach Pete Lembo. “He picks things up quickly, a lot like David Morrison. He’s very bright – but he comes out and competes. Both of those guys aren’t afraid to jump in there and compete against anybody.”
Morrison lead Concordia to a school record nine wins and a sectional championship in 2013 as a senior. His 3,412 yards and 29 touchdowns earned him all-state and SAC Player of the Year honors as a senior.
Hogue meanwhile was a two-way standout at New Haven, playing both wide receiver and defensive back. The 6-foot wideout helped lead the Bulldogs to their first NHC and sectional championship, capturing all-state honors in the process.
Both players aren’t expected to see much playing time as freshman. Many expect Morrison to redshirt with Ozzie Mann appearing the favorite to run the Cardinals offense. Hogue says he could see some reps as a freshman, but added a redshirt year is also very likely.