Scholarship number nine is on the way for Sylvania (Ohio) Southview standout Jimmy Hall. The 6-1 wide receiver prospect says he was informed by his coach that the Buffaloes plan to send an offer.
"I learned about the Colorado offer on Monday," Hall said. "They are looking for another free safety."
Hall says the offer has not arrived in writing yet, and he has yet to talk directly with a coach.
"I have seen them on TV, I know they have a nice campus and a nice stadium," Hall said. "Otherwise, I do not know much about them."
Colorado would join Kansas, Maryland, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, and Toledo on Hall's offer list. He says some schools are recruiting him as a defensive back, some at wide receiver. Hall feels West Virginia, Boston College, and Wisconsin are programs that are close to offering. He visited Morgantown for the Mountaineers spring game.
"It was nice, it was more hills than I am used to," he said. "I have been in Ohio my whole life. My coach told me they are close to offering, they like my tape"
Hall also checked out Ohio State's spring game.
"It was crowded, a lot of people. I guess they set a record for attendance at the spring game. It was real nice, we looked at the school and the facilities. We went onto the field before the game."
Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Marshall, and Akron have stopped by Southview High School this week to check in on Hall. Kansas was one of Hall's first offers. Coach Tom Sims is recruiting Hall for the Jayhawks.
"They are recruiting me pretty heavy," he said. "He (Coach Sims) came in and talked to me. He talked about the campus and Kansas lifestyle.
Hall says he has no preference whether he plays offense or defense at the next level. He doesn't have a preference for a particular school at this point either.
"I think I am going to wait on making a decision. I am just trying to keep an open mind to all schools. I want to see those schools in person before I make a decision. I am going to take my official visits."
As a junior, Hall played a starring role on Southview's state championship team (OHSAA Division-2). On offense, Hall caught 47 passes for 963 yards and 10 touchdowns. On defense, he made 84 tackles, and recorded five interceptions.