Spring practice started at Klein Oak High School on April 25th, but Hales was still busy with track. He is set to get his first action on the practice field tomorrow. Despite not taking part in the first week of practice, several schools have already stopped by to talk to Klein Oak Head Coach David Smith about Hales.
"Tomorrow is going to be my first day back. I am ready to get back out there and get back in the groove of things," Hales said. "I know that UT has come by and OU. They (Texas) came by on the 24th."
Now that Hales has shifted his attention back to football, he is trying to decide where to camp over the summer.
"I really have been focusing on track getting ready for district and regional competition. I will probably be going to some camps this summer. I am trying to decide where to go because the school year is winding down," Hales said. "I still want to take my visit to Texas Tech, and I am going to go to some camps."
Hales has already received an invitation to Texas' summer camp and is strongly considering making the trip to Austin.
"I know that I got an invitation with all the camp information on it," Hales said about attending UT's summer camp. "I think it's June 10th. I think I am going to try and make it up there for that camp."
"Right now, I am still open. I still want to look around a little bit, but I still want to make my commitment before the season starts," Hales said.
Hales played a big role in Klein Oak's run to the regional finals last year and has high expectations for his team in 2007.
"I think we can make it even farther this year," Hales said. "Hopefully, we can make it to state."