DE Hall Emerging at SJC

BALTIMORE, Md. -- There's Ayron Monroe (Penn State), and Scottie Washington (Nebraska), among others, that jump out when considering St. John's College High School (Washington, D.C.) football this coming season. But when you really break it down with coaches, "one to watch" for the future is definitely junior defensive end Terrell Hall.

BALTIMORE, Md. -- There's Ayron Monroe (Penn State), and Scottie Washington (Nebraska), among others, that jump out when considering St. John's College High School (Washington, D.C.) football this coming season. But when you really break it down with coaches, "one to watch" for the future is definitely junior defensive end Terrell Hall.

Hall, at 6-feet-5, 225-pounds, camped at UMD this summer. He runs a 4.8 40-yard dash and flashed both his power and quickness on the edge with two sacks, two tackles for loss and several stonewalls of Gilman backs at the line, helping shutout Gilman, 11-0, in both teams' final preseason scrimmage. Gilman trips to Ohio this coming weekend, and St. John's to Florida, for their season openers.

"It wasn't easy, but it was great competition, probably the best competition we will see all year," Hall said of Gilman's line. "It wasn't a surprise because we put a lot of work in this summer, but it was definitely a good competition with them as I know they will probably be the best team this year."

Hall helped negate both the Gilman air and ground attack for the most part. He sacked Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley on the second series for a 10-yard loss, while he snuffed out Gilman top back Antonio Dupree a handful of times at the line, and one for a two-yard loss in the backfield. Hall said his game is starting to emerge some, but he is mostly still under the radar.

"Very motivated. I feel that I am very underrated so I take that into perspective when I am in there," Hall said.

So far, UConn, Toledo and Towson have offered, while Maryland, Penn State and Wake Forest are in touch. Of attending Maryland's June camp, Hall said:

"It was good. I really liked the D-line coach at Maryland, Coach [Chad] Wilt. I like the program, I know a lot of people that go there, too, so I keep in touch with them. And they went to St. John's, too, and they speak well of Maryland."

Hall also camped at Penn State and Wake this summer.

"Right now trying to get bigger and stronger so I can compete with the bigger linemen and everyone else," Hall said of his work building his frame and game.

Hall said he grew up a big Alabama fan, but appreciates those on him now. He has a big frame/wingspan with plenty of more room to grow.

"I like the schools that are in touch now, but I am sure more will come over time," Hall said.

Hall was sporting a Maryland Football Camp gray tee-shirt as he left Gilman Friday afternoon. St. John's opens at IMG Academy in Florida next weekend.

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