A Productive Weekend in Tempe

On Saturday ASU's four-star prospect Adam Hall attended the UA/Scout Combine at the Arizona Cardinals' training facility, along with cousin Tyree Watkins, who hails from Camden N.J. Both players took a short drive north after the combine to visit the Sun Devil campus, which they ventured to again on Sunday. Devils Digest caught up with Hall to get his impressions of this past weekend.

"The visit went real well," said the 6-5 200 Adam Hall. "I went with Tyree up there and we visited with Coach Erickson and Coach Cozetto on Saturday for about half an hour. Coach talked to us about the combine, the track meet I was at last week…he also told us what's going on at ASU right now with the new indoor facility, locker room improvements and preparing for the new season."

"I've already talked to Coach Erickson four or five times now, and every time I go down to ASU they show me a lot of love. It's a school that I'm really looking at."

Naturally Tyree Watkins (pictured) wasn't only a surprise participant in Saturday's combine, but also an unexpected visitor to ASU. Watkins, who stands 6-2 180 caught 70 passes for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns in his junior year. On defense he recorded 30 tackles, broke up 15 passes, intercepted four passes and forced three fumbles. He has over ten scholarship offers from schools such as Iowa, Penn State, Stanford, Minnesota, Rutgers, Syracuse and Stanford.

"Tyree really liked ASU and Coach Erickson showed a lot of interest too," Hall noted. "ASU is gonna start recruiting him too. Him and I hopefully can play with each other and that's why I brought him last weekend out here – so he can see what the west coast is like. He's looking to get away from home and who knows? Maybe we'll both come to Arizona State."

"Sunday morning we came back to campus and walked around. After we left here, he was talking all weekend about Arizona State."

Hall received his scholarship offer from the maroon and gold on ASU's Junior Day in April. Arizona was the first school to extend an offer and naturally the fact that he lives in Tucson has already generated the proverbial rivalry talk amongst his friends and family.

"Everything is going great with my recruiting and I'm very appreciative that I was given a four-star ranking," Hall stated. "Being from Tucson and being offered by both U of A and ASU, I'm getting a lot of hate-love back home. People are happy that I'm getting recruited by a lot of schools, but it's the Devils too (laughs). I really like both in-state schools and I'm just keeping my options open right now."

Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado and Utah are some of the safety's other suitors who have offered scholarships.

Hall played both wide receiver and defensive back for the Titans, and also as a return man on special teams where he scored seven times in that role. "I'm a very physical player that's in your face and never comes off the field at all," he said of his skills. "Some schools think of me as a receiver and some as a safety. I know I have the size and skills to play both positions."

Hall claimed that he doesn't expect to make a verbal commitment before the season or in the early stages of his senior campaign. He added that the vibe he gets from each of the schools recruiting him will play a major role in his ultimate decision.

"The bond that the team has in its program, how close the family is…that's very important for a team," said Hall. "That's the only way you can win."

Hall noted that he plans to attend both ASU's and Arizona's team camps, as well as USC's rising stars camp.

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