One of the Sunshine State’s top receiver prospects has been keeping a high profile lately between a wave of recruiting calls and unofficial visits.
Ft. Walton Beach (Fla.) Choctawhatchee star D.J. Hall says he’s received calls from Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida State and LSU within the last two weeks while mixing in trips to two of those.
“I went to Alabama to see their game against Northern Illinois, and before that I saw Florida State’s game against Georgia Tech,” he said.
Asked what impressions he took for those visits, Hall said: “Alabama lost their game, but they still looked pretty good to me. They just made a couple of mistakes against a pretty good team. I liked the way their receivers ran their routes. They run a lot of long routes. That’s what I like to run.
“Florida State was a good game. I liked the way they came back in the fourth quarter. They’ve got a lot of young, hungry players.”
Hall (6-3, 185, 4.4) has also mixed in an unofficial visit to Florida to watch a practice. He previously listed the Gators as his leader, but now says he’s more “open.”
“I don’t have a favorite right now,” he said. “I still like Florida a lot, but about the same as these other schools. I’m still looking around. I’m taking it slow.”
Hall sports scholarship offers from Florida, Alabama, Maryland, LSU, Auburn and South Carolina.
No other visits are on his immediate schedule. He’d like to see Florida State’s game against Miami on Oct. 11 and the Seminoles’ matchup with the Gators on Nov. 29.
Hall is off to a solid start to his senior season. He’s had approximately 200 yards receiving and six touchdowns through three games – three receiving and three on special teams. As a junior, he caught 42 balls for 944 yards and 13 scores to earn Class 4A all-state honors.