Virginia LB at Game

Vince Hall, arguably the top LB prospect in Virginia, attended the Penn State-Nebraska game on Saturday. He talks about the experience.

Name: Vince Hall
Position: LB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 238 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.6
School: Western Branch HS, Chesapeake, VA

Penn State recently told Vince that he was their number one recruit in Virginia.  It's no wonder.  The middle linebacker prospect had 28 tackles for loss as a junior, including 11 sacks.  So far this season, Western Branch is 2-0.

"I'm averaging 7 or 8 tackles and have a couple of sacks," Vince said.  "I have an interception too.  I had another one, but it got called back."

Vince took a trip up to Penn State this past weekend to take in the game against Nebraska, which the Nittany Lions won 40-7.

"I went with my coach, Coach Johnson, Alex King (LB teammate) and Noah Sutherland (DL from Floyd Kellam High).  It was nice, 110,000 people at the game.  It was crazy.

"We sat at the 45-yard line right beside the student section, it was kind of funny.  It was loud, the fans were going crazy.  One side was saying 'WE ARE' and the other would say 'PENN STATE'."

Vince got the opportunity to talk to the coaching staff.

"I met Coach Paterno and talked to Coach Kenney, Coach Vanderlinden and Coach Larry Johnson."

Did he take a tour of the campus?

"I've been there before because I went to camp there 2 years in a row, but we went to the museum they have and got to see John Cappalletti's Heisman Trophy.  I liked it.

"They (PSU) are in the top 5 for my official visits.  My top 5 is Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Maryland, North Carolina and Penn State.  I'm still kind of considering others too."

Did Penn State improve their standing with the big linebacker?

"They got a couple points, so did Tech, because I've experienced the atmosphere, I saw the school and I saw a game.  I can't really compare until I get to see the other schools too."

Hall also attended Virginia Tech's game against LSU earlier this month.  That was his first college game.  He plans to go to a few more college games this season.

"I'm going to try and see a Maryland game, a North Carolina game and a Tennessee game.  I would like to try to go to the games of all the colleges that offered me scholarships."

According to Vince, he has 11 scholarships.  He does not yet have any official visits set up.

"Tennessee wants me to visit them for an official visit on November 9, but I don't know yet."

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