Class of 2003 - Vince Hall

Vince Hall is one of the top linebackers in the Atlantic Region out of Chesapeake (VA) Western Branch. Hall attended the same High School that produced NC All-American Dre Bly.

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Vince Hall is one of the top linebackers in the Atlantic Region out of Chesapeake (VA) Western Branch. Hall attended the same High School that produced NC All-American Dre Bly.

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Offers: UVa, VaT, UNC, TN, PSU, MD

Favorites: MD, TN, VaT, Clem, UNC

Inside Carolina: Thanks for taking time out to talk with us Vince. Who would you say is recruiting you the hardest?
Vince Hall: I'd say UVA and VaT.

IC: When you say recruiting you the hardest, what do you mean?
Hall: I am getting lots of mail from them and both have used the allowed phone call for the month of May.

IC: How does UNC compare with those teams as far as how much you're hearing from them?
Hall: Pretty much the same except that UNC will call later on.

IC: Have you visited Chapel Hill?
Hall: I was up for the NIKE combine.

IC: What did you think of Carolina?
Hall: It was really nice. I liked the campus, facility, and the stadium. I wish I had more time to spend there.

IC: How would you rate Carolina's chances at getting one of your official visits?
Hall: I'd say that they have a good chance at getting an official visit.

IC: Do you plan to come to Chapel Hill for a football game this year?
Hall: Yes, I plan to come up for an invited visit to a football game.

IC: What first attracted you to the University of North Carolina?
Hall: The surroundings, the people seem nice, and the academics.

IC: What is the most important thing to you in choosing a school?
Hall: The academics are important to me. I want to go to a school where the athletes graduate so I will look at the graduation rates. I also want to go to a school that offers majors that I am interested in.

IC: Do you know what you might like to major in?
Hall: I won't decide on that probably until I finish my freshman year in college.

IC: What do you like to hear from college recruiters?
Hall: I guess I would like them to be interested in me as a person and not just a football player. I would like them to be interested in my family. I would also like to talk about the academic side of their school.

IC: Anything that you don't want to hear?
Hall: Well, MD told me that I would have to redshirt next year. I would like to see the field in my freshman year on special teams or something. I appreciate them being honest but I would really like to be able to get a feel for the college game.

IC: Has anyone other than MD told you something similar?
Hall: Everyone else says I have a chance to play as a freshman.

IC: Who is your primary recruiter from UNC?
Hall: Coach Browning.

IC: Do you know when you might commit?
Hall: I plan on taking my time and look around before deciding.

IC: Is it important to you to play close to home?
Hall: My family and I talked and we pretty much agreed that I'd stay within nine hours of home. They have watched me play growing up and I know they would like to see me play in college.

IC: Did you have a favorite team growing up?
Hall: Michigan was my favorite team growing up.

IC: Have you pretty much eliminated them given the distance?
Hall: I use to tell my family that if Michigan offered then that is where I would like to go. As I grew older I realized that they were too far away and that it is too cold there.

IC: Has your family given you any advice?
Hall: They have pretty much said go where you want to go.

IC: How about your HS coach?
Hall: He is a VaT fan but he told me that I needed to look around and figure out what was best for me.

IC: Do you play any other sports?
Hall: I play baseball and basketball.

IC: Are you as good at either of those sports as you are in basketball?
Hall: I am good at baseball.

IC: Would you like to play baseball and football in college?
Hall: Yes but if I can't play baseball then I would not be too disappointed. Football is the main thing in sports.

IC: When did you start thinking you could play college football?
Hall: A coach from VaT (now coaches at James Madison) saw me play when I was a freshman in HS and said that I had a chance to play in college.

IC: What is the best part of your game?
Hall: Probably my instinct. I react really well to plays and I have the physical ability to make plays.

IC: What has been the highlight of your football career so far?
Hall: I had two interceptions in one game and ran one of the interceptions back for a TD.

IC: How many interceptions have you had?
Hall: Three. I ran the other one back for a TD as well.

IC: What do you like to do when you are not playing football or going to school?
Hall: I like hanging with the fellas. Going to the movies or to my girlfriend's house. I mainly hang around the house and don't really go out that much.

IC: Thanks for talking with us Vince.
Hall: Your welcome.

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