Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central defensive end Anthony Winbush gave his commitment to Ball State on Monday, choosing the in-state Cardinals over offers from Western Michigan and Southern Illinois.
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Winbush was also receiving interest from the likes of Cincinnati, Indiana and Purdue.
“I was just ready,” Winbush said.
“It’s just that they’re close and after I get done with football, I’ll have something setup for me with school. All the coaches, I like all of them. They all have so much energy. I like the weight room, I like the campus, I like the players.”
Winbush is the seventh commit for Ball State in the class-of-2013 and the third from the Hoosier State, joining tight end Calvin Blank and defensive tackle William Lee.
“It’s just a great school for me and I think I’ll fit in there.” Winbush said.
As a junior, Winbush had 17 tackles and a sack. He was part of a deep rotation that included Notre Dame signee Sheldon Day, Cincinnati signees Joshua Posley and Jonathan Burt, and Ball State signee Darnell Smith.
"He's a hybrid guy," Warren Central coach Steve Tutsie said. "He's a guy you can put your hand down, and he's a guy you can drop in your odd package. The big thing is he's a speed rusher. I think he's a difference maker off the edge. He just comes. That's the big thing. What a lot of people saw last year was his special team ability, and this year we're going to try and get him in spots where he can rush the passer and just make people defend you."