Right now one of the top priorities for Cameron Ball is perfecting his four-seam fastball on the baseball diamond. However, Ball’s future is most likely on the football field. A 2021 three-star offensive and defensive lineman, he has 23 scholarship offers, most recently from Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and Western Kentucky. He’s taken some recent visits, but at this point, Ball is still working to get acquainted with his recruiting options.
“Me personally, I don’t want to sit on the bench,” he said. “I want to get out there and get my feet wet. I want to do two things, major in teaching as a profession. If I’m a P.E. teacher, that leads to coaching and opens up more doors. Second would be communication. Maybe one day, I could be an athletic director, just to stay around the game. I don’t like that type of, Ohio-type weather, snow every day. I can deal with the cold, just not all the time. Weather is a factor, but I won’t let it hold me back from going to a great school. Sometimes, you make sacrifices.”
That includes keeping himself in prime football shape, even out of season. This spring, as in previous springs, that’s included playing baseball.
“I like playing it, and it’s something to do outside of football,” Ball said. “We do have offseason workouts, but they’re not every day. Staying in shape is the main thing. When I was playing basketball, that helped me a lot. People told me that playing baseball, my footwork improved, I got quicker and faster. I stayed in shape, and that’s what I’m doing now. I work with trainers, but with baseball, the IQ really relates to football.”
The Hokies have been among the schools that have been impressed with Ball’s athletic abilities. To this point, he said he’s reciprocated that interest.