Hall Continues to Get Attention

One of the most talented cover corners in the west, Leon Hall from Vista continues to get attention, and just received another scholarship offer. He has a plan for his recruitment...

Leon Hall, 5-11, 175, 4.4, Vista (Calif.) High, was yet another player who really burst onto the scene as a result of his performance at the Los Angeles Nike camp. He was rated the top cover corner at the camp and soon after the recruiting attention picked up considerably. He is The Insiders No.15 rated corner nationally.

He recently solidified his ranking at the Edison passing tournament in July. He faced some of the top offenses in Orange County and did a great job locking up just about every receiver he faced. Fundamentally, he is easily one of the top corners in the west, as he demonstrated at the tourney how to stick with his man and know exactly when to turn his head for the ball.

"I have scholarship offers from UCLA, USC, Colorado, San Diego State, Washington, Arizona and Fresno State," Hall said. "I was just offered by Fresno State. I attended the camp there last weekend on July 27. I'm also getting a lot of information from Michigan. They haven't offered me a scholarship, but I've been hearing a lot from them. Right now those are the schools I am most interested in except for San Diego State."

Hall said that he pays attention to how much mail each school is sending him. "Colorado, Fresno State and Michigan have been recruiting me the hardest lately. I've been receiving the most mail from those schools. Right now my top five would be UCLA, USC, Michigan, Colorado and Fresno State. I don't have a favorite at this time. One school I like that I haven't heard much from is Oregon," Hall said.

A couple of coaches recruiting Hall have made very good impressions. "I really like coach (R. Todd) Littlejohn of UCLA. He really made a good impression on me when I went to the UCLA camp a while back. I like talking to him. He is probably the one I like the most. And I like coach (Pat) Hill at Fresno State."

And, of course, as we've reported before, Hall grew up at UCLA fan. "I followed UCLA for a while when I was a kid," Hall said. "My dad liked UCLA and always used to watch them. My parents would like me to stay close to home most likely. But they say whatever is best for me. That's how I have to make a decision. But I do think that they would like me to stay close to home," he said.

Hall has been spending most of his summer days practicing and lifting from 12:30 to 2:00 with the Vista football team. Besides being one of the top corners in the west, Hall gets to play on offense occasionally. "I play on both sides of the ball. On offense I play wide receiver and backup quarterback, but I prefer defense."

Hall wants to take all his trips and is not sure at this time when he may come to a decision. He is qualified.


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