Hales is widely considered the second best snapper in the nation behind Schmidt. The major difference between the two is their size. Hales stands 6-foot-1 and will need to add weight to his 203 pound frame.
Despite the need to add size, Hales is expected to start next year as the scholarship snapper on the roster. He certainly has the necessary skills as the NFL likes their snappers to deliver the ball around .7 seconds. Hales' best time is around .77.
Stay tuned to TDD for much more on Hales and other Duke football news in the coming weeks.