Can Rebs get in game for National 100 member?

Shayne Hale (LB, Monroeville, PA) - The National 100 member is naturally one of the more sought after prospects in the country.

"I have over 30 offers now. Ole Miss is my latest offer. They offered me early last week," added Shayne Hale.

What does Shayne know about the Rebels?

"I have not really had a chance to look at them yet. They have sent me some texts, but I have not talked to them on the phone yet. I am definitely taking my time to look at all of the schools who have offered me."

Could the 6' 4", 220 pounder possible move down to DE on the next level?

"I have not had any schools talk to me about playing end. I would love to stay at linebacker. I just think that is where I can make the most plays."

What are Hale's strengths at linebacker?

"My speed is my biggest strength, and with me being a fullback too, I know where the play is going before it is snapped."

Hale is very diplomatic in his responses on which schools are standing out for him, but he did give us this insight.

"I will talk to my coach and probably go to North Carolina some time soon, but I do not know who else I will visit."

Where all has Hale visited?

"I have been to Maryland, Virginia, and Pitt for their Jr Days."

What stood out about Maryland?

"I went to their basketball game. It was a good atmosphere. Their fans are crazy."

And Virginia?

"I had a chance to stay for a night there, and I went out with a couple of their football players and that was fun. They are cool over there."

What about his home state college, Pitt?

"I just got back from Pitt the other day. I went for a photo shoot. I talk to the Pitt coaches a lot. We have connected. They are cool coaches."

What has Shayne interested in North Carolina?

"I am interested in all of the schools who have offered me. I have not had any time to sit down and think about it."

When it does come decision time; what will be the main factors?

"My relationship with the coaches and players. Just where I see myself playing."

Shayne finished his junior season at Gateway with 105 tackles including 58 solo and 13 for loss. He also had 15 sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He benches 335 pounds and squats 425.

Hale earned first team Class AAAA Associated Press All-State honors. He was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" team and was named first team All-Conference by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Shayne was also named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25" team.

Hale carries a 3.0 GPA and has not taken the ACT/SAT test.


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