Nikko Hall has a laundry list of schools after him, all of which who have offered him as a wide receiver. But just one school has been pitching the idea of playing safety and their effort seems to have struck a chord with the four-star athlete from Calabasas High School, so much so that he is rethinking his future at the collegiate level.
"Oregon State is most definitely still under consideration and they are the only school right now that is recruiting me as a safety. I'm thinking that I want to play safety at the next level because I feel that as I've developed as a player of the game, safety is a spot where I can really thrive at," Hall told BeaverBlitz.
Nikko recently spent an afternoon on Oregon State's campus where he was hosted by his primary recruiter, corner backs coach Cory Hall. While on campus he had an opportunity to see some of the football facilities, including the newly renovated Valley Football Center. It was there that he and Coach Hall spent a majority of their time discussing how Nikko's athletic ability would be better suited to play defense, especially in Oregon State's scheme.
"I enjoyed getting to see the facilities and then spend some time with Coach Hall. We mostly spent our time talking about their defense and how I can be a nice addition to their squad. He was saying that there's really nothing like Oregon State with the atmosphere surrounding it and the support of the community. I really trust him with his opinion on everything because he has been nothing but honest with me throughout this entire recruitment process."
While in the state of Oregon, Hall also spent some time taking in the Oregon Ducks spring game.
"I also checked out Oregon. It was a nice visit. I got to see their spring game and then talked with Coach Johnson, their wide receivers coach afterwards before heading up to Oregon State."
With the visits to the Oregon schools now behind him, Hall has a few more schools that he'd like to see this summer. The Arizona schools, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Ohio State are all on the docket to receive unofficial visits at some point in the future but he wants to inform all of them that he is more interested in playing on the defensive side of the ball before setting them up. As for his official visits, he hasn't set any up yet nor does he know where he'd like to take them, just that he would like to take a few of his official visits to see the different college game day atmospheres.
When asked about his time frame for making a decision, he is mulling the idea of a couple different dates but stated "Hopefully, I'd like to make my decision either this summer or on my birthday, October 1st."