TechSideline.com was on hand for Virginia Tech football’s first one-day camp of 2010. It was a big day for Dinwiddie (VA) athlete Chris Hall, who was hoping to impress and earn a scholarship offer from his childhood favorite Hokies. By day’s end, the 6-4, 225-pound rising senior accomplished what he set out to do.
“It feels great,” said Hall, who has now been offered a grey-shirt opportunity from Virginia Tech.
After lunch, when the players and coaches went outside for drills and one-on-ones, Hall went back and forth from tight end to wide receiver. He performed well overall and improved as the afternoon went on, showing flashes of potential as either a tight end or H-back.
“I just felt like I could do a lot of things,” said Hall, who started at quarterback last season as a junior but played running back and wide receiver the previous season. He has potential as a signal caller but is being recruited by Tech as a tight end. “The coaches were telling me they felt I could do a lot of different things and I did feel more comfortable as the day went on. I’ve been working on catching the ball since two weeks ago. I just did whatever they asked me to do. I’m all about working hard and I just wanted to show that.”
At the end of the camp, after the Tech coaches had a brief meeting and Frank Beamer and Jim Cavanaugh addressed the entire camp, Hall met with Coach Beamer. It was then that Coach Beamer offered the Generals standout, who hugged his mother and grandmother after learning the news. Asked how much the offer – his first offer from any school – meant, Hall simply pointed to the sky and gave a big smile.
A commitment did not take place, but Virginia Tech is the clear favorite.
“I’m going to wait right now,” Hall answered when asked if a commitment could come soon. “I want to get everything straight with my mom and grandma.”
Grey-shirting is “no problem with me, as long as I can go somewhere and further my education and just play,” Hall said. “I want to work to make a good living for my mother and grandmother. I just want to make them proud.”
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