Recruiting: Chris Hall Changes to Texas

"I committed to Texas," said Chris Hall on which program he was choosing. "It was a great visit. Texas has always been my dream school. I watched them growing up and have followed them my whole life. I could probably quote you almost every player who has walked through there. Basically, I just can't walk away from the opportunity of playing for my dream school."

"This is nothing against Oklahoma State," Hall continued. "Stillwater is a great place. And coach Mike Gundy is going to take that program to places they've never been."

The DFW-area OL was recruited to play guard or tackle for the Horns.

"They're looking at me as a guard/tackle-type," Hall said. "They said I fit the guard profile perfectly but that I could play tackle if need be. They said I could play all three positions on the line."

Asked if he liked that projection, the 6-5, 275-pounder said, "I just want to play where I'm going to do the best to help the team."

The actual commitment to UT took place in Mack Brown's office.

"Coach Brown just asked my father and I if we had any questions, or anything else we needed to talk about," Hall said. "At the end, I just said, 'Coach I want to be a Longhorn.' We got up shook hands, hugged and he said, ‘Welcome to the family.'"

"It really is a family program," Hall added. "I know it's cliché – and everyone says that – but it's really true down here."

Hall had orginally committed to SMU in the spring before switching his commitment in late summer to Oklahoma State. He began looking by visiting Texas Tech after Les Miles left Oklahoma State to take the job at LSU.

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