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Carroll's Jake Ostrowski headed to Ball State as preferred walk-on

Jake Ostrowski
Jake Ostrowski
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 03:07 pm

Jake Ostrowski always planned on playing college baseball.

Turns out, the recent Carroll graduate will follow a different path.

Ostrowski has committed to Coach Mike Neu and the Ball State Cardinals to be a preferred walk-on next season. The hope is that he could earn a scholarship from the program in the future.

"I took a visit down there in March and really liked it," said Ostrowski, who said he will initially get looks at defensive end and tight end in Muncie. "It was awesome, but I had a difficult choice. I played baseball and football and didn't know which sport I wanted to play in college."

With not much in the way of interest from baseball programs above junior colleges, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Ostrowski took a look at football opportunities. With the help of AWP Sports Training, Ostrowski put together a highlight film and sent it out to some Division I programs.

After seeing Ostrowski in action, Ball State reached out.

"Ball State said they wished I would have contacted them in the fall and I could have been a full scholarship guy," Ostrowski said.

Ostrowski's senior season in 2016 saw him accumulate 17 tackles and a pair of sacks for the Chargers. 

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