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#31 Marcus Ball
Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
High School: Westerville-South
Experience: 1 Letter

Overview: 

  • A rangy and fearless tackler on defense. 

  • Will compete to start at safety this season.

Sophomore (2014): 

  • Appeared in eight games for the Sun Devils, providing depth in the secondary
  • Finished with six tackles on the season 
  • Recorded two tackles each against Weber State (08/28) and Oregon State (11/15)

Freshman (2013): 

  • Redshirted on the season after injuring his right shoulder.

High School:

  • One of the nation's most versatile athletes having played quarterback and safety in high school and can also play linebacker or receiver/tight end. 

  • Threw for 1,600 yards with 16 touchdowns, ran for 500 yards and intercepted seven passes as a junior in 2011

  • Earned All-Midwest Region honors by PrepStar in 2012.

  • Rated the No. 24 all-purpose athlete in the country by Rivals.com, ;isted as the No. 46 safety prospect in the nation by Scout.com, ranked by ESPN as the No. 67 all-purpose athlete prospect in the nation.

  • An excellent basketball player in high school as well...Scored a school-record 43 points the night before signing with ASU.

  • His older brother, Ray, is an offensive lineman for Wisconsin. Chose ASU over Wisconsin and added reported scholarship offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kent State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, Toledo and West Virginia.

  • Coached by Rocky Pentello at Westerville-South High.

  • Committed to ASU on Feb. 6, 2013, National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
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