Hall Ready for Final Stretch

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Robinson (Fairfax, VA) star prospect Olu Hall will make his third official visit this weekend, as he travels to Purdue. Next weekend he will make an official visit to NC State and finishes with Virginia on the weekend of January 31st.

Having been to Virginia Tech and Ohio State thus far, Hall provided a comparison on the two visits.

“I had a blast at Ohio State,” Hall said. He visited Ohio State last weekend and Virginia Tech in December. “It was a lot bigger than Virginia Tech, but they are not too different. Ohio State is more like an NFL team because it’s just all about Ohio State football. If you play football, they love you there. It’s kind of like that at Virginia Tech…both places are all about football. Both places have a brotherhood among the players. They are a team on and off of the field.”

What stood out to Hall on his Ohio State visit was “the academic support that they offer players. They have a lot to offer in that respect. They really help the players learn while they play football.”

At this point, Hall states he does not have a favorite school or schools among the five finalists. He wants to make all of his official visits before determining which program will be at the top of his list.

“No, not really,” Hall said when asked if he had a leader. “I can’t really have a leader until I take all of my visits.”

The 6-4, 220 pound Hall played defensive end throughout high school, however is getting looks to play linebacker for Virginia, Purdue, and Ohio State. The position he ends up playing in college will likely depend heavily on how he develops physically.

“Ohio State is recruiting me as a Leo, which basically is like a defensive end/linebacker type,” Hall said. “It’s more of an inside linebacker position but I play end also. Virginia Tech is recruiting me as a defensive end. UVA likes me as an outside linebacker and only as an outside linebacker. Purdue is looking at me as a defensive end but they will also look at me as a linebacker. NC State likes me as a defensive end. Basically, depending on how my body fills out, I could play either end or linebacker. I’ll just have to see how I fill out, and that’s what most of the schools are saying anyway. I just want to play on defense, and it doesn’t matter where I play really.”

One thing Hall is looking for on his official visits is great chemistry among the players, which he found during each of his experiences at Virginia