Arkansas Offers Har-Ber's Hall

Arkansas gives out its fifth in-state offer in the 2014 class as Springdale Har-Ber defensive end Jake Hall gets one from the Razorbacks.

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema went to a Springdale Har-Ber game recently and really liked what he saw of "The Other Guy."

That would be senior defensive end Jake Hall (6-4, 236), who plays alongside U.S. Army All-American defensive tackle Josh Frazier (6-4, 310), a young man has gotten the lion's share of publicity.

But Hall will get his share now that Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema has offered him a scholarship – something that happened Wednesday night.

"My parents and I went up to meet with Coach Bielema on Wednesday," Hall said. "(Arkansas defensive line) Coach (Charlie) Partridge) had really liked what I had done at camp earlier this summer and Coach Bielema wanted to see me play. He did and liked what he saw."

Hall has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati and Louisiana-Monroe while Oklahoma State is thought to be close to offering.

"I think most coaches like how I hustle throughout the play and never take a play off," Hall said. "I just try to play as hard as I can on every play."

He has 44 tackles so far this season with two sacks and six quarterback hurries.

Hall redefined his body in the offseason by using Crossfit, which is a strength and fitness program for many police academies, military special operation forces and many elite professional athletes.

"I got up at 5:30 in the morning to do Crossfit and did that from January on," Hall said. "Then I would go workout for a couple more hours at school and then would do speed work after school."

A commitment to Arkansas could be coming soon.

"I just want to concentrate on Har-Ber football and our game with Rogers (on Friday)," Hall said. "I'll probably talk with my parents on Saturday and go from there."

His favorite player is former Arkansas defensive end and current New England Patriot Jake Bequette.

"He was always my favorite player and I would love to follow in his footsteps and become that type of player," Hall said. Har-Ber head coach Chris Wood says that the versatile Hall has had an outstanding senior season.

"He has had a great senior year for us and is a guy that has been very versatile for us," Wood said. "He has lined up over the tight end for us and come off the edge and has even moved down and played over the guard when we need him there."

He had 50 tackles as a juniors with 2.5 sacks, 4 quarterback hurries and 3 fumbles caused.

"He uses his hands really well and has great technique and has just really come on and turned into a great player for us," Wood said. "I'm glad he has been given this chance."

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