Busy Time for Mammoth MSU Prospect

Michigan State is recruiting with the likes of Ohio State, USC, and the Florida powerhouses for 5-star OT Marcus Hall. Click through to find out which MSU coach is keeping the Spartans at the front of Hall's mind and what his current top-5 is.

When you're one of the top recruits in the country, things can move fast, even in the offseason.

"Right now recruiting is hectic, but I'm trying to enjoy it for the most part," says Marcus Hall, a five-star offensive tackle from Cleveland Glenville.

Scout.com's highest rated player in the Midwest holds nearly 30 scholarship offers and gets the rock star treatment from most Big Ten programs, including Michigan State.

Although the 6-foot-5, 295-pounder has not had a chance to travel north, Hall's Glenville teammate Travis Freeman made an unofficial visit to MSU and he reported back how much he liked the facilities and coaching staff.

"I speak with coach Pat Narduzzi every now and then," Hall says. "He seems like a down to earth coach, a good coach that knows what he's doing.

Who is he hearing the most from presently?

"If I had to say anybody, I would say Ohio State and Illinois," he says. "My top-five would be Ohio State, USC, Illinois, Michigan and Michigan State.

"My plan is to get out and visit, but I really don't have to take my official visits. Because if I really feel that I've found my home, then I will commit," he says, adding about the Spartans: "If it's necessary, I will definitely come up to Michigan State for a visit."

When he needs advice on the recruiting process, Hall says he's happy to have a mentor like Glenville coach Ted Ginn, Sr.

"Coach Ginn makes sure he let us all know, before it (the recruiting process) began, how it could get tricky and how it can get confusing," he says. "He basically tells us to use common sense when we make decisions."

Hall maxes out on the bench press at 325-pounds and squats 16 reps at 315-pounds.

In school, Hall is confident he'll raise his 2.7 GPA overall with his final report card and an even better senior year. Right now he is waiting to hear what his ACT score is (he took the test early last month).

In college, the massive lineman sees sports medicine or communications as potential majors.

"I have a chemistry class, and that teacher actually used to be a trainer. He knows a lot about it and tells me a lot about it and when he gets on the subject, I like it a lot," Hall says. "And sports is what I love, so that would be good."

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