Northside Notes: ND Offers Hall

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Notre Dame extended a scholarship offer yesterday to Northside (Roanoke, VA) standout Chance Hall, a two-way lineman who helped the Vikings capture the 3A state championship in 2013.  Hall, a 6’4″, 290-pound rising senior, is also considering scholarships from Duke, Marshall, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Old Dominion, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

“I think he was a little bit shocked and excited [about the Notre Dame offer],” Northside head coach Burt Torrence said. “He had received a lot of mail and had been in contact through social media, but I think he was shocked and excited. Notre Dame is recruiting him as a defensive linemen, which is unlike most schools. That is intriguing to him, but I know he is happy playing on either side of the ball. It won’t be a factor in his decision.”

Marshall and Vanderbilt have also offered Hall as a defensive lineman. UVa likes him on defense but feels he could play on either side of the line. The majority of the schools in pursuit are recruiting Hall as an offensive lineman, which he played for the first time on the high school level this past season.

Hall has visited most of the schools that have offered. What’s up next in his decision making process?

“I think he is going to try and narrow his list in June so he can make a decision before our season starts,” Torrence said.

Hall grew up a UVa fan but has done a very good job of keeping a favorite (or favorites) close to the chest.

“He’s doing his due diligence,” Torrence said. “He has been open in saying that academics are going to be a big part. He wants to find out where he is most comfortable.”

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College coaches who have made the trek to Northside High this spring have expressed interest in 6’4″, 220-pound defensive end Carlos Basham.

“The coaches that have come in to look at Chance are excited about him,” Torrence said of Basham. “He has good length. He’s long and he has added 20 pounds to his frame since the end of last season.”

“Coaches want to see Carlos at camp,” Torrence continued. “He is going to be at Maryland’s camp this weekend. UVa, I know Coach Wachenheim likes him. Tech and UNC like him, too.”

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