Dinwiddie (VA) quarterback Chris Hall participated in the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in San Antonio earlier this month, seeking to improve his game and, possibly, improve his college stock. The 6-4, 225-pound signal caller called the experience “great,” but at this point he continues to await his first official college scholarship offer.
Asked what made the experience great, the Generals junior said, “I learned to be calm and take things one play at a time. I got to meet new people. It was only my second time out of the state of Virginia. I also got to work with some more people other than my guys. It was fun.”
In 2009, in what was his first full season as starting quarterback on the varsity level, Hall completed 166 of 330 passes for 2,677 yards, 23 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He averaged just over four yards per carry as well, totaling 451 yards and six scores. He felt he performed well in the one-on-one drills in San Antonio, an encouraging sign as he looks toward his senior season.
“It was good because it was only my third time throwing since our last game at Hanover,” Hall said. “To come out there and complete balls like that, I was proud of myself. At the same time, I know I need to keep throwing and make myself better.”
Coming away from the combine, there are two areas in which Hall really wants to improve before the spring.
“I felt like I was able to improve my stock a little bit, but overall there were places where I could’ve done better,” Hall said. “I want to get my 40 down. I ran a 4.9 (electronically-timed) there. I want to get my pro shuttle down. I ran a 4.53 (also electronically-timed) in that. I think those are two things holding me back right now.”
Local FBS schools are showing interest in Hall, who played wide receiver and running back as a sophomore on Dinwiddie’s state runner-up squad. This includes childhood favorite Virginia Tech as well as Virginia and Maryland. Tech assistant Jim Cavanaugh has stopped by each of the past two weeks, and this week he was accompanied by head coach Frank Beamer. Virginia has been represented by new defensive coordinator Jim Reid each of the past two weeks.
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