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Derrick Hallman was one of nearly 150 players who participated in the Scout.com All-American Combine in Jacksonville on March 19. The talented safety prospect was one of the best athletes in attendance.

At 6-feet and 194 pounds, Hallman ran a 4.61/40, 4.28/shuttle, jumped 33 inches, and broad jumped 9-6.

"It was a good camp," Hallman said. "I enjoyed it, going against a lot of good receivers."

Derrick Hallman, who also wrestled and runs track at Fort Pierce Central, is coming off an excellent junior season that put his name on the recruiting map. He finished the year with 61 tackles and three picks on defense, while catching 12 passes for 146 yards on offense. He also had a couple rushing touchdowns. He projects as a defensive player in college.

"I'll play wherever the coaches want me," he said. "It doesn't matter to me, as long as I can see the field. But it's most likely gonna be at safety."

Hallman credits his ability to read what opposing offenses are doing for his playmaking ability.

"I can read easily," he said. "I'm very patient at safety. I don't overrun. I can see the play developing quicker than most guys."

Hallman, a full academic qualifier (3.6, 1060 old SAT), has one offer so far but he'll likely get many more.

"Stanford called my coach the other day and said an offer is on the way," he said. "They're my first. I wanna kinda stay in Florida, though. I'm looking at all of them -- Florida State, Florida, Miami, South Florida, and Central Florida."

Hallman talked more about the Hurricanes.

"Miami is definitely my No. 1 choice," he said. "I'm just scared they'll overlook me. They haven't recruited this area real hard lately. I'm trying to get to their summer camp so I can show them in person what I have."


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