Georgia LB Commits To PSU

Patrick Hall, an outstanding athlete from Sequoyah High in Georgia, decided this past weekend that he would like to spend the next 4 or 5 years in State College, PA.

Name: Patrick Hall
Position: QB / MLB / P / K
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 240 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.75 (timed at school)
Bench Press: 300 pounds
School: Sequoyah High School, Canton, Georgia

Patrick enjoyed his official visit to Penn State this past weekend so much, he decided to commit to the Nittany Lions.

"It was great," Patrick said of his Penn State experience.  "The atmosphere is wonderful and all of the coaches and people were great. "I loved it. I'd give [the visit] a 9, it was great."

Patrick's host for the weekend was freshman offensive lineman E.Z. Smith.

"He's a great guy.  I met E.Z., Michael Haynes and Eddie Drummond. I met Tyler Reed too. He's huge. He's 300 plus, but he's a lean 300 plus."

Patrick took the 12 hour trip with his parents.

"My parents really enjoyed it. They liked the facilities and everything. It's a really great town. They had a good time."

Penn State recruited Patrick to play linebacker, definitely a position of need for the Nittany Lions.

"They said the best man gets the job, so I'm going to go up this summer, work hard and try to get in there."

Patrick also had scholarship offers from Florida, UNC and Georgia Tech.  Florida, who recruited Patrick to play fullback, was Penn State's greatest competition down the stretch.

"Really, when Spurrier left, that was a huge damper. Also, they never contacted me once the new coach was hired."

Patrick's first visit to Penn State made a great impression.

"Actually, it surprised me, it was a lot more than I expected and I really enjoyed it.

Miscellaneous quote regarding Sean McHugh:  "He's doing well, his leg is fully recovered. He was in the weight room while I was there."

December 28 Patrick Hall article

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