Interview: Tremain Hall

At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Hall was one of the state's top 10 prospects from a year ago. He signed with N.C. State, but then was ruled ineligible when the Wolfpack broke the rules to get him into school. Now Miami appears to be the front-runners for Hall, who talked all about the situation in this indepth interview.

Everyone knows the situation with Hall and N.C. State, so there's really no need to go into details about it. Instead, I'll get right to his comments.

"It's been a real difficult situation," Hall said. We're waiting on the appeal to go over my options."

What other options is Hall talking about?

"They say if I go somewhere else, I would have to pay my own way for my first year," he said. "As you know, that can be pretty expensive."

Hall leaves this weekend to visit a Junior College that he's looking into.

"I'm going to L.A. on Sunday to visit with Los Angeles Valley (Community College)," he said.

Hall is a former teammate and current close friend with UM quarterback Derrick Crudup.

"Crudup, that's my buddy," he said. "It'd be real nice for us to play together again."

At 5-10 and 175, Hall was one of the state's premier prospects last season, and was recruited heavily by Miami before enrolling into N.C. State.

"Hopefully I will play this season at Junior College, then return to a Division 1 school in January. In that situation, I'd like it to be Miami."

His situation would be similar to Jeremy Shockey, although Hall would start at Miami in January as opposed to August. Shockey played one full year in Junior College, where as Hall would play just the season.

"Three years at Miami is more than enough time for me to do my thing," Hall said.

I'll have more quotes from Hall in within the next 7 to 10 days as this entire situation gets resolved, but it looks better and better every day for Canes fans hoping that Hall becomes a Hurricane.

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