6-5, 300 pound defensive tackles are not supposed to be as fast as Forest Hills (NC) standout Marque (pronounced Mar-key) Hall. Hall can run around a 4.8 or 4.9 in the 40 yard dash.
College coaches have informed Marque that his size and speed make him an awesome prospect.
“They [coaches] say I’m big and fast,” said Hall with a laugh. “At least that’s what they tell me.”
Forest Hills head coach John Lowery acknowledges that speed and quickness are Hall’s strengths, but says there is a lot more to his game.
“Marque can run and he is very quick,” said Lowery. “He plays offensive and defensive tackle, but most schools want him as a defensive tackle. He uses his hands really well.”
Hall has received many early offers, including from several SEC powerhouses.
“UNC, Clemson, Tennessee, NC State, South Carolina, and LSU have offered,” said Hall. “I’ve received more offers, but I can’t think of all of them now.”
And as for the two major Division I schools from Virginia?
“I think Virginia and Virginia Tech have offered,” said Hall. “They have not sent any official letters yet though.”
One of the top prospects in the state of North Carolina, Hall is extremely humble about the opportunity football has provided him. He does not have any favorites at this time, however mentioned a few teams he is considering for official visits this fall.
He would like to decide after taking his official visits.
“I’m just excited to have the chance to go to college,” said Hall. “Some schools I’m considering official visits for are some of the schools around me, such as Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, NC State, UNC, South Carolina. Right now though, I am really wide open.”
Hall has the strength to match his size. He can bench press close to 400 pounds. A standout in Track and Field, Hall captured the North Carolina Division 2A shot put championship as a sophomore and took home the discuss championship recently as a junior.
In addition to being one of the most sought after prospect on the East coast, Hall will be a four-year starter for the Forest Hills defense.
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