Marque Hall Earns Shrine Spot

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Forest Hills High School (Marshville, NC) standout offensive/defensive tackle Marque Hall recently earned a spot on the Carolina Shrine Bowl roster. The 6-5, 300 pound Hall has had a very solid senior year, leading Forest Hills to a 6-4 record and a spot in the district playoffs.

Hall is excited about being named to the Shrine roster despite not knowing much about it until this season.

“Yeah I made it,” said Hall. “Honestly, before this season, I had heard of it but I didn’t know exactly what it was. I know now. Hopefully we have the talent in the state to go play well.”

Recruiting is on the backburner until Forest Hills’ season is complete…and until Hall receives his SAT scores. He will not set up any visit dates with any schools until both have been completed.

“To tell you the truth, I don’t really think about recruiting too much,” said Hall. “If you think about it too much you’ll become trapped and then pressure will kick in. I want to wait until I get my scores and until after my season before I really think about where I want to go. I haven’t set up any visits yet, but I can tell a lot of schools are anxious for me to.”

Hall’s top five remains NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee. He will most likely make official visits to all five of these schools. Official visits will be a key issue here, as Marque has not traveled to many places outside of North Carolina.

“Honestly, I’ve never really seen anything outside of North Carolina,” said Hall. “My visits will help me decide.”

Location will not have much effect either, as Hall’s top five schools are all relatively close to home.

“I don’t want to go too far or stay too close, if you know what I’m saying,” said Hall. “The in-state schools are probably two hours away from me, and the other schools are maybe four to six hours in either direction. It won’t have an effect.”

Hall would like to play early, but acknowledges it does not matter when he plays. He did send out a warning to whoever he competes against on the next level.

“The best player will play,” said Hall. “If I lose out, I’ll just have to work harder. But he’ll only start for a minute. That’s my position and I’m coming to get it.”

UNC, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee are recruiting Hall as a defensive tackle. NC State and Virginia like him primarily as an offensive tackle.