Michigan State is hosting several of their top targets at the running back position on Saturday for their spring game, including Austintown (Ohio) Fitch four-star Darrin Hall.
"I am probably going to go up Saturday morning for the spring game. I am going to Facebook Coach Pat Narduzzi and see if he wanted me to come up Friday or if Saturday was good."
Michigan State is one of a dozen offers for Hall, and the 5-foot-11, 196-pound back has made several visits to their campus already.
"I really do like them; I like their offense," Hall said. "They probably will be in my top [group] when I do decide where I want to end up."
Deciding where he wants to end up - and even deciding who will be the top contenders when that time comes - is still off in the future for Hall.
"I was hoping to make a decision going into the season, but that can change," he said. "I know I won't commit any time soon. I haven't even started narrowing it down yet."
Although there are no leaders in Hall's recruitment, his familiarity and relationships with the dozen schools that have offered does differ.
"I probably have the best relationship with Indiana," Hall said. "I went up there and liked the coaches. I am really close to Coach [Deland] McCullough, who is also the running backs coach."
Indiana was one of two schools Hall visited for spring practices. He also made a stop at Kentucky to check in on their spring activities.
"It was the day of the Final Four and I got to stay on campus and actually see what the campus was like after they won the game, which was pretty cool," Hall said. "The SEC has the most players going into the NFL, and if I do decide to go there that would probably be a good boost playing in the SEC and playing against the best players in college football."
Hall also likes the post-college opportunities presented by the school that most recently offered him. West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider extended Hall an offer just this past Tuesday.
"I really like West Virginia," Hall said. "They are a spread offense and are a really fast-tempo team. They like to get the ball to the running back by passing and also by running, so that would be a great decision going into the NFL if I do decide to go there because you have to learn how to pass protect and how to catch the ball."
Hall expects to schedule a visit to West Virginia in the near future. In the meantime he continues to host coaches in his school. Notre Dame is expected in next week and Hall is interested to hear what the Irish have to say.