Hall Confirms 3 Visits

Ty Hall, a 4-star lineman out of the Cincinnati area, has scholarship offers from all across the country, but he is now starting to narrow things down as his season enters the home stretch. So far, he has 3 schools in mind for an official visit. Have the Tigers made the final cut?

OL Ty Hall, one of the top ranked offensive linemen out of the great state of Ohio, is finally starting narrow down his list of top schools. However, he still has plenty of work to do on the football field before his focus turns primarily to recruiting.

Hall, who is fully qualified with a GPA close to 4.0, has helped lead his team to an 8-0 record with two regular season games and the playoffs remaining. Here's an update from the big guy himself in our latest recruiting interview.

How have things been going for you so far this season?
Hall: Things are going great. Our team is 8-0 and I've been doing well myself. This past week I graded out at 96%, which is my highest ever. They usually grade me out on a higher level than most of the other kids, so I couldn't believe it when I saw that number, I was like 'wow.' I feel like I've been getting better every week and we just keep rolling along. We have a an 18-game winning streak right now.

How are things shaping up recruiting-wise? Have you started to narrow things down a bit?
Hall: Somewhat. I'm taking three visits for sure. I'm going to Vanderbilt December 13th, Boston College November 15th and sometime I'm going to come down to Clemson. I'm not sure who the other two will be, they really could be anywhere.

Have you set a date yet for that official visit to Clemson?
Hall: No not yet. They are talking about the weekend of January 10th or 17th, but I don't want to wait that long. I'd like to get down there before then because I'd like to go ahead and be committed by then. I may be coming down to the Clemson-South Carolina game with me and my and coach. My Dad will be coming too.

Any other schools that may enter into the picture?
Hall: All of them. There are a lot of places I like right now. Wake Forest is starting to come into the picture and North Carolina is recruiting me a lot harder now too. Stanford has even hinted that they could offer me in the near future.

What about Ohio State, will they be a factor?
Hall: Ohio State is still in the picture but they don't have half the lead they used too. If they would have offered me earlier, I probably would have waited a week and then gone ahead and committed.

Where would the Buckeyes stand with you right now?
Hall: I'm thinking everything through now and taking my 5 visits. They asked for my film, but I'm not just going to jump on the bandwagon because they are all of the sudden one of the top 5 teams in the country, or because they are close to home. I'm still going to go through the entire recruiting process.

Have you been to any college games this fall?
Hall: I've been to a Cincinnati game, the Tennessee-Florida game and a Vanderbilt game, and I think that's it.

Anything stand out in your mind after those visits?
Hall: I couldn't believe the number of fans they had at Vanderbilt. They had something like 35 or 40 thousand people there, I thought it would be a lot less than that.

Who has been your main contact from Clemson so far?
Hall: Coach Watts. I get some hand written letters and some other things from Clemson. Most of is just talking about how the games are going and stuff.

Which position are you playing right now on the line?
Hall: Right now I'm playing left tackle. I probably won't play that at the next level though. Last year, I played right tackle, left tackle, and guard, but I mainly played guard. Honestly, I think I'll be a better guard. It's more of a physical position and I love to pull and trap, to me that's a lot of fun.

Talk to us about a little bit about your play on the field.
Hall: I'm a big guy that goes 'til the whistle blows on every play. I don't how many pancakes I have right now, but it's a lot. As a team, we've been doing great, and I've been doing well.

Would distance be a factor if you were to leave Ohio?
Hall: If it was I wouldn't even be thinking about going elsewhere. I wouldn't go to the University of Alaska, but distance isn't really going to bother me. I really wouldn't mind not staying near here.

How did Clemson find out about you all the way up in Ohio?
Hall: My head coach (Vince Suriano) is buddies with Tommy Bowden. We run the spread offense, it's basically the same thing Clemson runs; actually it's the exact same offense. Coach Suriano goes down to Clemson every year, usually during spring football, and plus we went down there to camp this year. We had a great time in Clemson, but I think he's been buddies to Coach Bowden since he was at Kentucky.

We'd like to conclude by thanking Ty Hall for taking the time to speak with us. We'll continue to keep you updated on his status throughout the end of the year.

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