Versatile Prospect Likes Offense, Defense

This Georgia prep standout is being recruited to play different positions by different colleges.

Canton, Ga.--A player who caught the eye of Auburn football coaches at a summer passing camp says that the Tigers are one of his favorites.

Big Patrick Hall, a 6-3, 240-pounder from Sequoyah High School, is a physically imposing quarterback who plans to take an official visit to Auburn in January.

"I plan to visit Auburn on the 18th or 25th," says Hall, who is a player who can play several positions. "I am going to Penn State on the 11th."

A three-year starter at quarterback on offense and middle linebacker on defense, he helped his team to an 8-4 record and the third round of the state playoffs this season. Directing a run-oriented Wing-T offense, he passed for 900-plus yards and 10 touchdowns and ran for 750 more yards plus 14 scores.

"Auburn is recruiting me to play quarterback," Hall says. "Penn State is recruiting me to play linebacker. Georgia Tech is recruiting me to be an H-back." Those are the three main colleges on his radar screen, although he is also considering the Florida Gators. The high school senior says he enjoys both offense and defense and is not set on playing one particular position.

"In our offense, we didn't pass the ball too much," Hall says. "We are mainly an option team on offense." Hall has played football since he was seven years old, but didn't give quarterback a try until eighth grade. "I was a fullback and our coach asked if anybody wanted to play quarterback and I volunteered to try and the rest is history."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Hall also competes for the Sequoyah High track team. He throws the shot put. He bench presses 300 bounds, power cleans 300 and squats 500 pounds...Hall says that he runs the 40 in 4.75...The quarterback/linebacker took an unofficial visit to watch the Alabama at Auburn game and says he was impressed with the Auburn fans and the Tiger Walk in particular. He says that he has been very interested in Auburn since attending the summer camp. "I learned a lot there and I am glad our team went to the passing camp."...Academics should be no problem for the senior who says he scored 1,000 on the SAT and is in good shape with his grade point average. "I am undecided on what I want to major in at college," he says.

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