Three-star cornerback Deion Hallmon of Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay entered the spring with a significant amount of offers, and he is leaving it with even more. Now with over 40 options, Hallmon has one visit planned and is close to trimming his list to ten schools.
"I've been getting offers since before the spring started, then after spring started that's when they all started to come in," said Hallmon. "I have 44 offers now."
Some of the more recent offers to come in for Hallmon during the last month include Arkansas, Maryland, NC State, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Iowa State and Cincinnati.
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"It feels great to know that I got better during the spring and it feels great to have this many options," said Hallmon. "I thank God for everything I asked him for, and he answered me and blessed me."
Hallmon has not taken any visits to this point, but he does have his first scheduled.
"I'm starting to narrow that down this week, but Rutgers is first in July," said Hallmon, who was asked to discuss what has impressed him about the Scarlet Knights. "The amount of defensive backs that got drafted and all the players they put into the NFL. Coach Wilson is also a great guy."
When Hallmon takes his visit to Rutgers, and during any other scheduled visits he makes, he knows what he will be looking for.
"I hope to see the same I see every day here at Cypress Bay," said Hallmon. "I want to see a family and to have them make me feel comfortable, like I'm at home."
With the amount of options currently on his table, Hallmon is close to trimming his list.
"This Saturday I'm narrowing it down to a top ten, and then a top five," said Hallmon. "Rutgers is the only one I know so far."
While he pieces together the rest of his top ten, Hallmon does know what he is looking for in a program and school.
"I'm looking for a great business program and great family tradition," he said. "I also plan on playing early."
During his current off-season, Hallmon has been pushed to improve his game.
"I'm working on attacking the ball more aggressively," he said. "I had six interceptions last year, but it could have been 15. Our DB coach, Coach Little, is pushing me every day in practice to not just be good, but he is teaching me to do things great. If I make a good play in practice, he tells me to do it better, and when I do it better he tells me now do it better. He sees the talent I have and is now pulling the greatness out of me."