"It's a different feeling -- I feel a whole lot more comfortable," Hall said.
"Now I have to go out and make the plays. Rover is more like a deep linebacker. You have more run support. Fill the hole more. (Need to watch) for people dragging across (the middle). At rover, there's a lot of chances to make plays."
Hall played in all 14 games last season and enters this year with a string of 26 consecutive appearances dating back to his freshman season in 2001. Hall ranked fifth among defensive backs for solo (22) and total tackles (35) last year and second among all defensive backs in interceptions (one) and third on the team.
Still, Hall, a junior from Like Oak Suwanee, struggled at times with pass defense as well as run support, which was considered his strength. Hall was moved from free safety to rover during spring drills.
It's a switch he has embraced.
"I 've gone back and looked at a lot of the plays and a lot of the games, and the plays I missed. ... it was just a couple inches here, a bad angle," Hall said.
"I think if I had to make them again, I wouldn't make the same mistakes. I would make the plays. I think another thing is the experience. I have another year under my belt."
Hall also has added an extra notch to that belt, packing 10 more pound of muscle to his 6-foot frame. Hall, who played at 190 pounds last year, wants to weigh 205 for the start of two-a-days in August.
Like his teammates, Hall has been impressed with the Seminoles' summer workouts. He also likes the defensive unit's potential. Defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews welcomes the return of 11 starters and 25 lettermen.
"If we made those plays (last year). ... it's all about making plays," Hall said.
"We have the talent, no doubt about it. We have the numbers out here (workouts). All the DBs have been out here working hard every day, working hard in the weight room. We have the talent, we just have to make sure we make things happen. We have so much depth this year, if everyone stays healthy, we can make things happen."