Daeshon Hall should have a decision Tuesday night on where he will play his college football:
The Washington Huskies have been benefiting from the presence of super-recruiter Tosh Lupoi as the recruiting coordinator in Seattle, as evidenced by courtship of Lancaster (Texas) defensive end Daeshon Hall.
But Hall's home-state of Texas is also a big factor with the Texas A&M Aggies in play.
A consensus four-star prospect and former basketball prospect, Hall is ranked as the no. 4 weakside end prospect in the country and the no. 23 prospect in the state of Texas by the 247Sports composite. The 6'6, 220-pounder is also considered the No. 173 prospect nationally. He held offers from Baylor, Missouri, Notre Dame, Texas Texas A&M, West Virginia, and USC, among others.
Here's the scoop on Hall's talents from when he committed to Texas:
At 6'6 and now listed at 220 pounds, it's easy to see some of the skills translate to the football field that made him one of the best basketball prospects in his class in the state of Washington. For his size, he's bouncy and fast, skills that could help make him a pretty dangerous threat at wide receiver next season for Lancaster.
As a defensive end, it's nice to see Hall put some different things on film. There's some evidence that he can use his hands to control offensive linemen when he's slow-playing a rush to keep contain, then hit and separate when he has an opportunity to make a play.
Like most high school defensive ends, leaving him unblocked in the zone game on the backside is a recipe for him to run things down and trying to bootleg into him while leaving him unaccounted for isn't usually going to be a particularly effective strategy either.
The general sense is that he's relatively raw, but he's probably not that much more raw than Prevot, and projects as a weakside guy, so he probably won't be asked to contribute early, if at all, so he'll have time to develop. Given the upside that he has due to his size/athleticism combination (isn't that a trend in this class), it's easy to feel extremely positive about the pledge.
Recruitment timeline: Hall originally committed to Texas after a Junior Day in late February 2012, but de-committed in June in order to switch his pledge to Washington and stay closer to home. Despite that proclamation, Hall visited Texas A&M and Baylor in January.
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