Hall Returns From N.C. State Visit; One Trip Lift

Virginia defensive end Olu Hall discusses his weekend visit to N.C. State as well as his recent visit with OSU head coach Jim Tressel. He talks about where things are headed with his college search.

Fairfax (Va.) Robinson defensive end Olu Hall visited N.C. State this weekend.

Hall (6-4, 220, 4.7) is considered as Virginia's No. 1 prospect as well as the nation's No. 8 defensive end and the country's No. 61 player overall, according to TheInsidersRecruiting.com.

"The visit went real well," said Hall, who was hosted by defensive back Lamont Reid. "I had a lot of fun down there. It was real exciting. I got along great with all the players."

Hall said OSU head coach Jim Tressel came down and visited with him on Friday.

"He was here Friday morning," Hall said. "It went real well. He never said what school I should go to or tried to compare the schools or anything like that. He gave me an idea of what I should be looking for. I really liked it."

Hall visited Virginia Tech, OSU and Purdue previously. He still has a visit set for Virginia Jan. 30.

"I do not have a favorite yet," Hall said. "They are all still in it. They are all on the same page. I really haven't had time to sort through it."

Hall said he would visit Virginia this weekend, then come home and make a decision "probably on Monday."

OSU is recruiting Hall as a "Leo" defensive end, the spot being vacated by Will Smith.

As a senior, Hall had 102 tackles and 11 sacks for an 11-1 playoff team. He holds a 2.3 GPA and is awaiting test results. He will retake a college entrance exam Jan. 26.

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