Jeffrey Hall picks Buffs

Colorado's recent signings of two top cornerbacks recruits nearly caused Jeffrey Hall to look elsewhere. In the end, he liked the challenge ahead in Boulder.

During the past week, Colorado landed two of the top cornerback recruits in the country.

The announcements of four-star Yuri Wright and three-star Kenneth Crawley choosing the Buffs thrilled the fans.

It made Jeffrey Hall think twice, however, before he gave his verbal commitment to the Buffs on Sunday.

A two-star cornerback recruit from La Place, La., Hall was ready to give his verbal to the Buffs before hearing about Wright and Crawley.

"It did (bother him) a little bit, and that's why I wasn't so sold on staying committed," Hall said.

After a few days of thought, and a final sales pitch from CU head coach Jon Embree, Hall decided Boulder was the right place after all.

"I was still undecided because they had signed two other cornerbacks, but when (Embree) came out, he set everything straight," Hall said.

Embree and assistant coach Eric Bieniemy made an in-home visit with Hall on Thursday.

After that visit, Hall felt good about committing to CU.

"(Crawley and Wright) have to compete for their spot just like I have to compete for mine," he said.

Also a wide receiver, Hall said the Buffs plan to use him at corner. Had they wanted him at receiver, Hall said, he might have picked another school.

Still, he said he's ready to be a Buff and he'll be eager to help out in any way he can.

"I'm very excited," he said. "I'd be excited to play (at any school), but I'm glad I'm a CU commit."

Hall had already received offers from Arizona, Indiana, Tulane, North Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe. He said Missouri came in at the 11th hour, calling him on Friday night.

Part of Hall's decision making included baseball. A standout on the diamond, he was unsure which sport to play in college. Since CU doesn't have a baseball team, he'll have to give up the sport.

"I'll still go stop by and take some cuts at the batting cage," he joked.


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