Andre Hall Recruiting Update
Andre Hall RB Garden City Community College
Vitals: 5-9", 200 lbs. and 4.40- forty
By Joshua Kinder
Kansas State has turned its sights back to the Garden City Community College Football program once again. This time the coaches have zeroed in on the services of sophomore star running back Andre Hall, who is quickly running through the competition averaging 138 yards a game.
Hall, who racked up 1700 yards last season at Georgia Military, lists K-State has his top choice right now, but is also considering Alabama and South Florida. "It's a winning program that I can really see myself being a part of," said Hall, who's third in the NJCAA in rushing. "I have friends there that say good things about the coaching staff and how they treat you."
The 5-9 200 pound Hall, who hasn't set up an official visit yet, described his running style as someone who uses the whole field, but can run downhill and rarely gets taken down on the first hit. And despite registering a 4.40 40-time, says he's not very fast. "That's how special he is," Garden City JUCO head coach Bob Larson said. "He's the most focused player I've ever coached. He's as humble as they get and he turns a little into a lot. He's not the most talented physically, and I what I mean by that is he's not 6-2 225. He takes what he has in his size and makes the most of it, very determined player and extremely impressive."
Sound familiar gentle reader? If so it is because Hall fits the mold of what Coach Snyder and staff like when recruiting players to the Little Apple- players with heart and tenacity who are humble and hungry. And what may the most impressive is that Hall only played one year of high school football, running for more than 1800 yards and 26 touchdowns. At Garden he's continued to put up huge numbers, rushing for 270 yards against Dodge City Community College in the opening game of the year. Hall ran for 157 yards against the NJCAA top ranked Butler County and 98 yards against No. 2 Coffeyville.
Hall's decision does ride a little on what current K-State running back Darren Sproles decides to do after the season. If Sproles declares early for the NFL Draft, Hall is almost certain he'll commit to K-State. Hall does have three years to play two, which he said would be an option as well. "I am waiting on Darren's decision," he said. "A lot of it depends on him. I want to go somewhere I can play soon. But if he stays, it won't necessarily rule out me going there. I do still have my redshirt to use."
Either way, Hall's decision will need to be made quickly because wherever he goes, he plans on being enrolled there for the spring semester. Kansas and Memphis have also offered scholarships to Hall.
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