Hall rates Louisville visit a 10

Rashard Hall, a talented safety from St. Augustine, Florida, gave his official visit to Louisville high marks. InsideTheVille.com spoke with the two-star prospect and has the scoop on his visit and recruitment.

Rashard Hall, a talented safety from St. Augustine, Florida, gave his official visit to Louisville high marks.

"It was real nice and I had a lot of fun," Hall said. "It was a good game and they actually came through in the end so that was real fun. The game atmosphere was pretty good even though it wasn't a big conference game against Pittsburgh. It was a nice crowd. They have some good fans."

The official visit to Louisville's was Hall's first. And while he doesn't have a basis for comparison, he rated his trip to Louisville a perfect 10.

"It was my first visit so I can't compare it to any other visit but I would say it was my best experience – I've been on unofficial visits," Hall said. "I can't rate it 1-10 comparing it to other colleges but I would say it was a 10."

Hall said the visit helps Louisville's chances to land his signature on National Signing Day. "My impressions of them before was that they had a good program but actually getting to see that if I had to pick today I would have to say Louisville," Hall said. "After I take the rest of my officials we'll see. Louisville is still high atop my list after this visit."

Hall was hosted by redshirt freshman Brandon Heath. Hall had an opportunity to get to know Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe and meet and hang out with many of the Cardinal players during his visit. Hall also met with academic professors and learned more about what Louisville has to offer in that area.

"I talked to Coach K a lot actually," Hall said. "I had lunch with him (Sunday) and dinner with him last night. I had a lot of conversations with Coach K. They all treated me really nice. I stayed in a real nice hotel room and the players were real cool. I got to hang out with most of the players Saturday night and got to talk to them after the game. I got to meet with the academic people from the business school. It was all planned out perfectly and it was a good trip."

Hall said Kragthorpe emphasized that his team needs a few good safety's this signing class.

"We talked about football and school and he was telling me about the team and that they have a need for safety," Hall said. "I got to talk with the secondary coach and got to watch film with him. They just talked about their needs for safety."

With two key players – Jon Russell and Deon Palmer – graduating, Louisville offers an opportunity for immediate playing time at safety. Hall said he's looking for early playing time and is interested in the opportunity in Louisville's secondary.

"I looked at their depth chart and they've got some seniors leaving and they're not going to have too many safeties coming back and they need somebody to come in and be effective," Hall said.

Hall said he won't be taking anymore visits until his high school season ends. While Louisville is a definitely a strong player in his recruitment, Clemson, South Florida, South Carolina and Mississippi State have Hall's attention.

"Next up for me is to complete my senior season," Hall said. "I'm not going to think about picking a college until after the end of the season. Clemson, South Florida, Mississippi State and South Carolina – those are the schools that want to get me up in December and January for (official) visits."

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