Hall is Now a Big Target

Leon Hall, the talented cornerback prospect from Vista, looked very good at UCLA's camp. So good, UCLA offered him a scholarship. He commented about what impact the offer made on his recruiting situation...

Leon Hall, 5-11, 175, Vista (Calif.) High, has blown up really out of nowhere – from jumping onto the scene at the L.A. Nike Camp in April to then putting on a great performance at UCLA's one-day camp last Saturday.

Hall ran in the mid 4.6s on Saturday, and jumped about 33 inches, both stats being among the best for the day. At the L.A. Nike Camp, he also jumped 33 inches, while running a 4.42 40.

Hall was one of the top two cover guys at the camp Saturday, combining his speed and quickness with great instincts. He looks like a natural cornerback, with decent size, and, weighing about 175 pounds, with the frame and body type where he could easily put on more muscle.

UCLA, because of all this, offered him a scholarship Saturday. Hall has said before, and told us before, that UCLA was his long-time favorite school growing up. We spoke with him mostly before he was offered Saturday.

"Yeah, I grew up a UCLA fan," Hall said. "I got it from my dad and my uncle. They were both UCLA fans."

When we spoke with him before he was offered a scholarship, he said he didn't want to say that he had a favorite, but listed UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, USC and Fresno State at the top of his list of schools he's considering. After he was offered, asked if it made a difference, he laughed and said, "It does make a difference. UCLA has always been my favorite, so it's great when the school you rooted for growing up offers you." He said he had also been offered by USC, Arizona and San Diego State.

He did say earlier that no matter who offered him he didn't think he'd commit early and wanted to take some official visits. "I think I have to," he said. "You need to know what's out there."

When asked if his dad and uncle would be happy if he went to UCLA, he said, "They would love it."

Hall has a 2.8 GPA and scored a 960 on his SAT.

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