On Friday former Ball State defensive lineman Kevin Thurmon announced his intention to transfer to Arkansas State.
Thurmon just finished his second year at Ball State and played in 20 games over 2 years with 4 starts. The 6-1, 282 lb lineman finished with 32 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. Coming out of Mt. Carmel high school in Chicago, Thurmon was considered a 3 star recruit and a top 40 player in Illinois. Although seemingly having room to add some weight, Thurmon moves well, especially up field in the pass rush, and the Cardinals played him mainly as a true 3 technique. But the Ball State staff felt confident enough in him to play him up and down the line. It will be interesting to see what Joe Cauthen and Brian Early do with his skill set.
Thurmon will set out the 2017 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.