Cougars Get Big QB Commit

A former Arizona prep star who passed on BYU once before, chose differently the second time around. With this commitment, the Cougars get the long-term depth they were looking for at the crucial quarterback position.

Max Hall has been deciding between BYU and ASU since his return home from an LDS mission. Tonight he made his final decision on where he will attend college and play quarterback for the next four years.

After careful consideration and a tough few weeks of weighinghis options, the former Mountain View High School star and top Arizona QB recruit has finally spoken to Coach Dirt Koetter of Arizona State and Coach Brandon Doman of BYU about his decision.

After ASU beat out BYU following an August 9th 2003 commit to Coach Koetter of ASU, has ASU once again secured the services of this talented LDS QB a second time?

"[Max] had a conversation with Dirk Koetter and he told him that he liked him and that he was really appreciative of everything he had done for him," said Max's father Mark Hall. "He told him he loved ASU and that he was grateful what everybody had done for him at ASU, but he wants to go to BYU."

During their visit, Max Hall committed to BYU quarterback coach Brandon Doman and told him he wants to be a Cougar.

"We really like [Coach Doman], he's a good guy," said Mark Hall. "I'm really excited and happy for him. I think he's excited about it. He just thought about it and visited BYU and ASU and just thought he should go to BYU."

The fit at BYU seems to be a good situation for Hall. With current ASU quarterback Carpenter being a freshman, and with BYU quarterback John Beck being a senior next year. Hall is a likely candidate to take over the QB spot following the 2006 season. One thing is for sure, Hall will be groomed as the future BYU quarterback to take over for a graduating John Beck.

Hall's commit to be a Cougar is a nice early present for all Cougar fans this Christmas season who feel he was worth the wait.

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