Visits are on the proverbial back burner for three-star Ft. Walton Beach (Fla.) Choctawhatchee wide receiver D.J. Hall.
“It’s been kind of a rough season for us,” he said. “We’re going into the playoffs, but our record is just 4-5. Coach wants everybody focused on the end of our season right now, so I haven’t been talking too much about recruiting.”
Hall (6-3, 185, 4.4) said he’ll wait until the end of the season to schedule his official visits, but it looks like four schools are in line for dates.
“I’m going to Florida and Florida State definitely,” he said, “ and I may go to Alabama and LSU.
“I’m pretty high on Florida and Florida State right now. I’m going to see them play in a couple of weeks (Nov. 22 a Gainesville).”
Will the winner of that game affect his decision?
“Maybe a little bit,” he said. “But both teams are having good seasons and look like they’re going to be strong in the future, so I’ll probably be looking at some other stuff closer than just who wins the game.”
“Their wide receivers,” he said. “I want to see who has the best offense for their receivers and who has a best chance for me to come in and play early.”
Another factor is scholarship offers. Ron Zook & Co. have had an offer on the table for quite some time. Bobby Bowden's staff has yet to make it official. Hall also has offers from Alabama and LSU.
Earlier this season, he made unofficial visits to Florida State for the Miami game and Alabama for the Northern Illinois game.
Hall missed two of Choctawhatchee’s games due to injury this season, but has caught 17 passes for more than 400 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s rated the nation’s No. 34 wideout by Rivals.com.
Academically, he carries a 2.7 GPA and has scored a 16 on the ACT. He projects as a full-qualifier now, but will take his test again in hopes of scoring higher.