Northside (Roanoke, Va.) two-way lineman Chance Hall has seen his recruiting stock take off this off season, and his offer list is up to double-digits as he kicked off a busy month of college visits with a trip to Maryland on Sunday June 1.
"This was the first time I got to see the new defensive line coach [Chad Wilt] coaching in action, I really enjoyed how he coaches. He really knows his stuff," said Hall, who is being recruited by the Terps as a defensive tackle. "I was talking to him [Wilt] throughout the whole camp about football and everything. He was talking to me about different moves, and asking what my favorite move was…I told him it was the windshield wiper."
The 6-foot-5, 283-pounder, who holds offers from North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt among others, has been to Maryland's campus several times, however, there were still a few things he hadn't seen.
"I got to see the dorms this time and a little bit more of campus," Hall said. "They [the dorms] were really nice and new. I was shocked at how nice they were, and I really could see myself living there."
While Hall said he is not ready to name any favorites, he hasn't forgotten that the Terps were the first school to offer him last summer.
"They [Maryland] were my first offer so they will probably always be in it for me," Hall said. "I had a great time on my visit today, but I don't have any favorites yet."
The latest school to join the race for the Northside lineman is Notre Dame.
"I was really excited when I got that offer last week. I really wasn't expecting it," said Hall, who was offered as a defensive tackle. "It was a big time offer because I am so high on academics, and they have really strong academics there."
Now that he has an offer from the Irish, Hall said he hopes to squeeze in a trip to South Bend, despite his already busy summer schedule. He is in the middle of setting up visits to: Tennessee and Vanderbilt, as well as, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
"I will probably try to go to Tennessee and Vanderbilt on one trip, I think I am going there around the end of the month," Hall said. "Then I also might go back to North Carolina, and I want to go back to Virginia Tech and Virginia too."
Hall is being recruited on both sides of the ball, and he insists he does not have a preference when it comes to where he plays in college.
"I really don't care if I play offense or defense, I like playing both," Hall said. "I just want to play."
North Carolina is one of the schools recruiting Hall as an offensive lineman, and he has developed a good rapport with UNC's offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic.
"I have been down there several times, and I talked with coach [Chris] Kapilovic a lot, I really like UNC," Hall said. "They [UNC] are another high academic school so that is something that stands out with them."
Growing up, Hall said he was a loyal fan of the Cavaliers, and he is looking forward to getting back to Charlottesville for closer look at campus this summer.
"Virginia will always be in there because growing up there were always my team," Hall said. "I still haven't seen too much of UVa's campus so I would like to get back there again this summer and see more of that."
Hall hopes that his final round of visits will help him narrow his list down by the end of the summer, before he makes his final decision.
"I wanted to visit all the schools I am considering again before I trim my list," Hall said. "I wanted to make my decision before the [football] season starts, so hopefully I can make a decision by the end of the summer. "
Hall Kicks Off Summer Visits
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