Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay defensive back Deion Hallmon picked up his first BCS offer from a Big Ten school this week. Purdue pulled the trigger and offered the talented cornerback from the Lightning. The 6-foot cornerback is happy to pick up the offer after a great summer showing at the Al Golden Summer Camp where he ran a reported 4.47 40.
Hallmon said, "It feels good. They offered me as an athlete because they think I can play receiver or corner for them. "
On Friday night, Hallmon played a great game in a loss to Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas. He recorded an interception and had his hands on another ball. He excels in man-to-man coverage and has solid ball skills. One area he needs to work on is high pointing the ball in one-on-one and jump ball situations. The cover corner understands route concepts and possesses solid instincts.
His father Jack Hallmon played defense Miami and a 'Canes offer would push them to the top of his list.
The Cane legacy remarked, "I've always liked the Hurricanes since I was little, but honestly I just want to play at the D1 level. It doesn't matter where I go at this point."
Cincinnati, Florida State, Miami, Missouri, and Wake Forest are showing interest and have contacted him so far. Seminoles assistant coach Eddie Gran was in attendance for Friday night's contest.
Hallmon stated, "FSU and Miami are recruiting me the hardest. If I could set up official visits it would be to Cincinnati, Miami, Purdue, and Wake Forest."
He plans on making his decision during his senior year.