Louisiana CB sets visit with CU

Two-sport star weighing options, but likes what Colorado has to offer in classroom, on field.

Jeffrey Hall has no idea where his future will lead him. In fact, he doesn't even know which sport he'll play in the future.

The La Place, La., product does know, however, that Colorado could very well be his next stop.

A 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback and receiver at St. Charles Catholic High School, Hall said Monday that he will take an official visit to Colorado on Jan. 13.

"My mom liked Colorado and she's going to be big with my decision on college," said Hall, a two-star recruit. "Colorado and North Texas were the only two schools to come on the in-home (visit). My mom liked that a lot."

From a football standpoint, Hall's got great options. In addition to Colorado and North Texas, he has received offers from Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe and Southeast Louisiana.

The question is whether he'll play football in college or baseball. Hall couldn't really answer which sport is his favorite, but said he's been playing baseball longer. A centerfielder, he said he hit .453 last spring. With a great year on the diamond, there's always a chance he could get drafted. He's also got options for college, as several small schools have contacted him about baseball.

"ULL (La.-Lafayette) and ULM (La.-Monroe) said I could play both sports there," he said.

Colorado doesn't have a baseball team, but Hall said that's OK with him. He's still very interesting in playing football for the Buffs.

"I could go without playing at least one of the sports," he said. "(Not playing baseball) wouldn't prevent me from going to any school."

CU assistants Greg Brown and Eric Bieniemy visited Hall's home last month. Hall and his mother gained instant respect for the coaches and the CU program.

"She's real big on academics," Hall said. "As soon as they came in, they didn't talk about sports; they talked about academics."

Of course, football eventually got into the discussion. The Buffs like Hall as a cornerback, where depth is an issue for CU.

"The coaches said there's a spot there for me," Hall said. "All I have to do is come get it.

"I like going in there and getting early playing time. Hopefully I can go in there and make a difference."

Hall said he would expect plenty of competition if he does sign with CU, but added he relishes that opportunity.

"I like competition," he said. "I don't want to just walk in there and have a spot. I want to go in there and earn my spot."

For now, he's taking his time weighing his options. He would like to an official visit to North Texas. ULM, ULL and Tulane are also hoping Hall pays a visit.

"I'm still just coasting," he said.

Of course, baseball could also be in his future. Either way, Hall appears to have great options going forward.

"That's always a good thing," he said.

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