The biggest player in the state of Arkansas – who just happens to be a Razorback commitment – is making the leap up to the largest classification.
Former Dardanelle offensive lineman Matt Hall (6-10, 320) is moving to Russellville this weekend and will play for the Cyclones next season.
It will be a jump from Class 4A to Class 7A for a player included among Scout's Top 100 players nationally to watch in the 2008 class.
"I'm really excited about our move to Russellville," Hall said. "They are 7A so I will be going up against great competition and guys who are bigger and stronger and faster than what I have been doing. I want to be as prepared as I can when I get to Arkansas and I think this will help me do that."
The move comes after Dardanelle coach Paul Wilson was forced to resign despite an 8-4 season during the 2006 campaign.
"I had thought about going to Russellville before, but with our coach gone and things kind of starting over, I think it's a good time to make the move," Hall said.
Hall committed to Arkansas last September right before the Razorbacks' season-opening game with USC.
That hasn't kept programs like LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and Tulsa from continuing to call to see if there is any room for change.
"We have just been very polite when other college coaches have called and told them thanks, but I am going to Arkansas and there's no doubt about that," Hall said.
Hall has gotten a lot of comments from well wishers since he committed.
"Most of them see me say "hey, you're that big kid that's going to Arkansas,'" Hall said. "There is a lot of pride in our state about the Razorbacks and everybody is excited for me."
Hall will be in Fayetteville the next two months for Arkansas football camps on June 10-13 and July 21.
He's been a regular since the eighth grade.
"I love being up there and competing in camp and getting better," Hall said. "I'm just very proud to be a Razorback."
Hall Makes Move
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