Hall Hoping Position Move Makes A Difference

One of D.J. Howard's teammates is hoping to make a name for himself in the 2009 season.

Lincoln, Ala.--Last week the Auburn Tigers got a commitment from speedy D.J. Howard of Lincoln to continue a recent trend of Golden Bears moving on to play college football. He may not be the only player from the 2009 team to do that as teammate Branton Hall is also receiving interest from several schools heading into his senior year.

Playing linebacker for much of his career at the Talladega County school, Hall is making the move to safety this season and it should be a big move for him. At 6-0 and 195 pounds, Hall has the athleticism to play in the secondary and will team up with Howard to give the Golden Bears a lethal pair of safeties.

"I'm real excited about making the move," Hall tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I feel like I play better back there than I do at linebacker. I feel more comfortable there. It's a better position for me I think. I think we are two of the top safeties in the state."

Hall showed his ability when he took part in Auburn's Senior Camp along with over 300 prospects from around the country. Running back to back 40-yard dash times of 4.5 seconds, Hall proved he had the quickness to get the job done and says he learned a lot from his time at Auburn.

"I really had fun," Hall says. "Being down there I met a whole bunch of coaches. It was real nice. They seem real interested in me. Hopefully by next season they will have offered me, then me and D.J. will both get to go to Auburn.

"It was a good way for me to get looked at and recognized," he adds. "I'm trying to find somewhere to go to college."

Still waiting for his first offer, Hall is hearing from Clemson, Auburn, Samford, Jacksonville State, UAB, South Alabama and a few other schools.

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