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Big Ten team impresses Hale

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Nebraska was one of many programs to stop by Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco this week and since the Huskers have already offered Naijiel Hale he was especially interested in talking with them.
The hour-long discussion went really well and the 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback said he definitely wants to take a trip to Lincoln whether unofficially this summer or for an official visit in the fall.
"It was good," Hale said. "They were talking to me for about an hour telling us about the school, how they are and what type of program they have.
"They asked me what kind of position they were in to actually get me. They told me some good things that they were kind of low on numbers. They have three seniors at safety and three seniors at corner and four out of the five corners he has are seniors.
"He said the main thing he would like me to do is take a visit out there because he wants me to see everything he's telling me about and to show he's just not selling me. I most definitely want to get out there."
So far, Hale has been offered by Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Nebraska and Washington State.
The San Diego State and San Jose State coaches stopped by St. John Bosco this week and apparently told Hale they won't be recruiting him too hard because they don't believe they have a legitimate shot at landing him.
Hale told one school to keep coming because he's interested.
"I told San Jose I'd be interested if they offered so they could offer anytime," Hale said. "The DB coach said that would be a no-brainer."
Cal also stopped by this week as did USC. The Trojans are definitely one of the favorites for Hale but since recruiting is just picking up in the spring evaluation period the St. John Bosco standout doesn't want to make any decisions yet.
An offer from USC would be a big deal though.
"It's not like I'm waiting for them," Hale said. "If they offered they know I'd have high interest in them. I'm waiting on every school I can get so I can keep my choices open."
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