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Long snapper Mitch Hall said he had a blast on his official visit to Louisville; Hall will sign with the Cardinals on Feb. 1

U.S. Army All-American long snapper Mitch Hall said he had a blast on his official visit to Louisville. Hall will sign with the Cardinals on Feb. 1.

Clayton, N.C., High School long snapper Mitch Hall had two hosts on his official visit to the University of Louisville.

Hall was hosted on Friday by U of L freshman kicker Blanton Creque and Saturday by U of L freshman punter Mason King. It was only fitting for Hall, who is the guy the staff expects to deliver the snaps to those special teams players in the future.

"It was a lot of fun," Hall said. "I talked a lot with the coaches and really enjoyed the visit.

"Coach (Bobby) Petrino told me the plan is for me to come in and start for four years."

Hall said many of the commits had already started to build a bond but noted the weekend helped take those relationships to another level. U of L had 11 official visitors, including 10 committed to the Cardinals.

"We have been talking on social media but it was nice to be around everyone," Hall said.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Hall has been committed since October to Louisville, which first started recruiting Hall during the summer.

Hall is ranked as the No. 2 long snapper in the nation by Chris Sailer kicking and Rubio Long Snapping, which are two organizations that train and rate the specialty players in college football.

He's expected to replace Colin Holba as the long snapper. Louisville previously had Grant Donovan at the position and hasn't had a bad snap on a special teams play in at least seven years.

"That's good pressure," Hall said. "I just want to keep the tradition going."


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