Cats clear favorite for DB

The Wildcats hosted two players from DeSoto, TX this past weekend and the results were fantastic. Michael Thomas committed before leaving town and his teammate Corey Hall had a great visit as well.

DeSoto DB Corey Hall's visit was so good that the Wildcats are not only the favorite, could come away with a commitment at any time.

"I'm probably going to do it," Hall said of pledging to the Wildcats. "Maybe as early as tomorrow (Wednesday)."

Hall arrived in Tucson where he met with a few players, head coach Mike Stoops and defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Mark Stoops.

"It went really well," Hall said of the visit. "Mark Stoops has taken his guys to the NFL. This is a team they are rebuilding and I like their plan."

Both Stoops brothers discussed the defense at length as well as the attitude shift the team was undergoing.

"They are looking to run a good defense," Hall said. "They are not going to lose games because they are not prepared for the offense. They are not going to lose because they are not playing harder that the other teams. The only way they will lose is if the other team is better, and then they will still make it difficult."

Mark Stoops has done a great job recruiting the Dallas Metroplex. The fact that he is not only the area's lead recruiter, but also Hall's potential position coach has made the recruitment that much easier.

He made his unofficial visit with fellow DeSoto standout Michael Thomas. Thomas has already committed to the Wildcats. Hall wants to think about the trip and let it sink in. He also wanted to talk it over with his parents and coaches.

"I've already talked it over with my coaches and they think it is a good decision for me," Hall added. "My parents like it as well, but I need to discuss it more with them before I decide."

Thomas and Hall have discussed playing together, and had the long drive back to Texas to talk about it. In addition Donald Horton and Brian Jackson are also very interested and were asking him about the trip as soon as he got back.

"He wants to take an unofficial down there," Hall said of Jackson. "It would be cool to play together."

Hall can play either corner back or safety. He hits like a strong safety, but his lack of size (5-11, 185) and all out speed make him a good fit at free safety. He has nice speed and good cover skills but still has some work to do. He runs a 4.5 and would like to get that lower as well as perfect his technique.

"I want to be better overall," he said. "My coach told me that I need to get my hips stronger. I missed some tackles last season, mainly because I would go in for the tackle out of control."

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