Irving, Texas, offensive tackle Chris Hall thinks he and his teammates have the perfect game plan to stop top-ranked and national power Southlake Carroll in the first round of the Texas playoffs this weekend.
“It’s going to be all about keeping the ball out of their hands, having no turnovers and use the good run game that Irving is famous for,” Hall, who is a 6-foot-5, 285-pound three-star offensive tackle, said. “The game plan is pretty simple, we’re going to grind it out and try to line up and run it right at them.”
Hall knows it’s going to be a tough challenge, especially since the Dragons employee a very fundamentally sound defensive scheme.
“They’re very well coached,” he said. “They play the game the right way, and they go hard for four quarters.”
Hall, who committed to Oklahoma State back in late August, said he did get an interesting offer recently from the Texas Longhorns. However, Hall said he’s sticking with the team that showed him the most interest early on.
“Texas has been calling and came down to see me play,” he said. “It’s an honor and the interest is great, but I’m going to be a Cowboy. It’s something special to get an offer from a team like Texas, but I’m going to be an Oklahoma State Cowboy.”
Hall said he’s unsure as to when he’s going to take an official visit to Stillwater. But he’s already mentioning that he’s doing some recruiting for the Cowboys. You see Irving is home to one of the top running backs in the class of 2006 – Jamaal Evans.
“As a sophomore he led the state in rushing, and that speaks a lot for itself,” Hall said. “He’s not 6-4 and 225 pounds, but he’s amazing. There are a lot of plays that you can watch and he’ll make a 50-yard run out of nothing.”