Texas Lands Big-Time Defensive End

Ask Daeshon Hall why he picked the Texas Longhorns as his future school, and you're likely to get several answers.

"I really liked it because it's traditionally sound," Hall said. "They have rich academics, a great football program and coaches that are willing to work with me. It's close to home, so my mom doesn't have to go far to watch me play.

"And another reason is when I go down there, I feel like I can win a national championship, with my recruiting class and the one that just came (in 2012)," Hall said.

Hall said he really enjoyed his Junior Day visit, though what stood out to him wasn't the glitzy facilities.

"They had a vision," Hall said.

Hall said he also really liked the direction defensive ends coach Oscar Giles was taking the position, and added that he had a great relationship with his primary recruiter, tight ends coach Bruce Chambers.

"The coaches think that I have a good frame on me," Hall said. "They said I come from a good background, my parents raised me well, and I'm just a good kid.

"Oh, and I can rush the passer," Hall said.

That's certainly apparent from Hall's film. The 6-6 senior-to-be moved from Seattle in July and quickly made himself a part of the Texas high school football tradition, dominating with 11 sacks.

Now, he said his recruiting is wrapped up by February of his junior year. That leaves Hall to decide other things, like what he wants to study on the 40 Acres, as he's leaning toward sports medicine.

Hall said he doesn't have any recruiting targets in mind for the rest of the class, but added that if he heard Texas was recruiting anybody he knew, he'd be "in their ear about coming."

"Go Longhorns," Hall said. "Hook 'em."

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