Decatur (Ga.) Southwest Dekalb tight end/defensive end Michael Hall has been one of the most elusive prospects to track down this year. We spoke with him back in February and spoke with him for the first time since.
“I have offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Oklahoma State,” Hall said. “I am getting interest from a lot of other schools. I would say Clemson is recruiting me the hardest of the schools that have not offered yet.”
In his first two games this season Hall has racked up 21 tackles and two sacks on defense and caught two passes for 67 yards and one touchdown from his tight end position.
“Right now my top four schools are Florida State, Clemson, Tennessee and Georgia Tech,” Hall said. “They are all recruiting me at both tight end and defensive end except for Florida State. They mentioned that they want to look at me as a linebacker. It just depends on how much I grow and develop between now and then.”
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Hall has a 315-pound bench press, a 595-pound squat and a 35-inch vertical jump.
“I am going to take all of my visits before I make a decision,” Hall said. “It will be after my season is over before I decide, I just want to make sure that everything falls into place.”
Sometimes players that are recruited on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, prefer to play one or the other.
“I don’t really like one more than the other,” Hall said. “On defense I feel like I have more control over what is going on and I like that. I don’t mind playing either position in college. I wouldn’t mind playing linebacker either.
I just want to play for a good coaching staff that is going to take care of me. It doesn’t really matter what position I play, but I would like to play early. I will be looking at the environment of the school to make sure it fits my needs.”