Marcus Hall Down To Four Schools

Cleveland Glenville star offensive tackle Marcus Hall has been the subject of a vigorous recruiting war since early in his junior year. Hall has narrowed his list to four favorites, and is in no hurry to make a decision. He has official visits set for each school, but he has made one unofficial visit this season. Bill Greene has more on Hall.

Marcus Hall, of top-ranked Cleveland Glenville, has long been a featured prospect in recruiting circles. Hall has been under the recruiting microscope since early in his junior season, and not much has changed as he nears the end of his great career.

"This season is going great so far," Hall stated. "We're playing great, and looking forward to getting the playoffs started so we can see how far we can go. I'm playing better than I did last year, and I've had a lot of pancakes this year. I'm a lot quicker off the ball, and my weight is right at 300 pounds, which is where I want to be. I played a little bit at guard early in the year, but I've been at tackle for a long while now."

Hall said nothing has changed much in recruiting over the past few weeks, but he has narrowed his list to four schools.

"I'm down to Miami, LSU, Illinois and Ohio State," he explained. "I've only been to Ohio State for a game this year, and I had a good time at the Minnesota game. The fans were into it, and I liked it a lot. I'm hoping to see Ohio State again when they play Michigan, but that depends on our playoff schedule."

Hall spoke about his upcoming official visits, and indicated they will play a huge part in his eventual decision.

"I just spoke to coach [Eric] Wolford from Illinois, and he wants me to come there after their season is over, so I'm going there in January," Hall said. "Coach [Taver] Johnson, from Ohio State, wants me to come the first week of December. Miami is set up for December 12th-14th. I don't have anything set up with LSU, but I think Coach [Greg] Studrawa wants me to come sometime in January. My official visits will probably be the deciding factor for me. My mom is planning to go with me to Ohio State, and maybe to Illinois, but she won't be going to LSU or Miami. My parents and [Glenville head coach] Ted Ginn will all be helping me make my decision. My mom is a little worried about me going far from home, but she wants me to be happy with my choice."

Hall is in no hurry to make a final decision, and there's no reason to expect an announcement before signing day.

"I want to make my decision on signing day, at a ceremony at Glenville," Hall explained. "I won't be making an announcement before then. I'm playing in the U.S. Army All-American game, and I thought about announcing there, but that wouldn't be fair to my family and friends in Cleveland."

Cleveland Glenville is the top-ranked team in the state of Ohio, and the Tarblooders will enter the state playoffs as one of the favorites to win their first-ever title.

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