With the arrival of summer, the temperature is heating up in southern Louisiana. The recruiting is heating up as well for one of the area's top prospects, Andre Hal of Port Allen, La.
The big cornerback's recruitment started out with a few offers from some mid-major programs such as New Mexico, Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe. Recently, Hal's list of offers got a BCS injection with an offer from the Big 12 as well as one from the SEC.
"Vanderbilt offered and Nebraska offered," Hal said. "I'm very excited because Vanderbilt and Nebraska are both big time offers right now. I don't really know much about them right now but I've been looking them up."
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At 6-foot-0 with 4.5 speed, Hal has the size speed and athleticism to be an impact player in any campus and the Vanderbilt coaching staff is hopeful that he will bring his skills to the SEC for the Commodores.
"I talked to Vanderbilt and they told me that I'm number one right now at the cornerback position," he said. "I'm probably going to go to an official visit during the season."
Before he makes any final plans to make official visits, Hal has a few tentative plans to take in some camps this summer.
"I know I'm going to the Georgia Tech camp on the 13th (of June) and then the LSU camp in July at the end of the summer.
With the offers getting progressively bigger for Hal, he thinks that one more big offer could be on the way with a strong camp performance.
"I talked to the LSU coaches today and they were just talking to me and saying they want me to come to camp and talk to their coaches so that they can see me in person," he said.
As a junior, Hal had five interceptions and one punt returned for a touchdown.