Playing against the top Northern California and Pacific Northwest talent at DeAnza High in El Sobrante, Calif. – which is the same high school where Hall stars at cornerback – the wild-haired, 5-foot-9, 162-pound Hall showed his scrapper and ball chasing side in front of the Opening coaching staff; drawing cheers from his family and friends for his aggressive style of play on the sprint turf.
“I think I did pretty good. There was a lot of competition out there,” Hall told Scout following the event.
Hall, who has friends jokingly calling him The Weekend because of his similar hairstyle with the Grammy nominated musician, said he saw a mix of good and bad among the wide receiver group he was going against.
“Some of them were pretty good. Some not so good. I was mainly working on not letting a receiver come inside,” Hall said.
Before competing in the event underneath 80 degree weather, Hall and his DeAnza teammates received a surprise visitor from the Spartans on May 18 at DHS: New running back coach Alonzo Carter, who has been given the task to “shield the bay” and lure in some of the top talent in the region. Carter was known in the junior college ranks for luring in Bay area talent and producing top level college products as head coach of Contra Costa College before joining the new SJSU staff.
“He told me and some of my teammates to come out to their summer camp,” Hall said, who added he will do just that come June.
Hall recently played with 2017 Spartans commit Rico Tolefree, who attended the event as a spectator to help support Hall and his ex-DeAnza teammates. Lastly, Hall, who has held a grade point average of above 2.7 this school year, is taking the humble approach when it comes to finding a dream school at the four-year level.
“Any school that offers me (is my dream university),” Hall said.