Five Great Offers

Jordan Hall put up ridiculous numbers as a junior this past fall, including 32 total touchdowns. But if Jeannette (Pa.) Senior High wants to duplicate its 16-0 record and state championship run from the year before, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Hall is expecting to have to do just a little bit more.

The Jayhawks say good bye to the nation's top prep player from a year ago, Terrelle Pryor, but returning guys like Jordan Hall certainly softens the blow.

"It's exciting, but it's big shoes to fill," Hall said.

"I'm going to have help. We have other players that our good, a lot of running backs that were overshadowed, but I'm going to have to do a lot of things in the offense."

Last season, Hall rushed for 891 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also had 704 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. Ala Tom Zbikowski, Hall scored on a kickoff return, punt return and interception return as well, en route to being named Class AA All-State.

"I'm a playmaker," Hall stated.

Sounds like an understatement.

While college programs salivated over Pryor, who eventually signed with Ohio State, they've certainly noticed Hall's explosiveness at the same time.

Hall and his 4.48 speed in the 40-yard dash, currently has five scholarship offers, but any player in the country could sit on the ones he has and be happy. Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame have extended full-rides. Also showing major interest is West Virginia, North Carolina State, Virginia and Purdue.

"There's a bunch of schools," Hall said.

"I'm trying to go far, but not too far. Five, six hours at the most. I'm trying to play early I think."

Notre Dame contacted Hall late last month.

"They called my coach, and my coach told me they offered," Hall said, adding that he was excited. "I haven't talked to anyone on their staff yet. I just really haven't had the time. I'm supposed to give them a call.

"I'm getting ready for next season. I haven't been talking to any coaches lately, I've been focusing on next football season. Speed training and lifting."

Hall was also tied up, playing point guard and helping Jeannette win a state championship in basketball as well. He scored his 1,000th career point in the title game.

Hall has been to Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Penn State. He is scheduled to visit Michigan on April 12th. He doesn't know much about Notre Dame yet, but says the Irish are definitely in the mix.

"I'm going to try as soon as possible, I'm going to try to go up there," Hall said. Notre Dame is recruiting him as a running back. "I'm trying to learn more about them. I'll just talk to the coaches about the school and see what they're playbook is like and how they run plays."

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