Freshman Jalen Hall Receives USC Offer

Los Angeles (Calif.) Augustus Hawkins freshman receiver Jalen Hall has already made a name for himself and joined his high school teammates (Joseph Lewis left of photo) , receiving a scholarship offer from USC over the weekend.

Jalen Hall doesn’t have a Scout star ranking yet, but he does have double-digit scholarship offers, including the latest from USC on Saturday.

The 6-foot-4, 183-pound Hall is still a high school freshman, but he’s already a part of trifecta of impressive football prospect from Los Angeles (Calif.) Augustus Hawkins. Hall and 2017 recruits Greg Johnson and Joseph Lewis all received offers from USC on Saturday.

Johnson and Lewis were attending USC’s Saturday practice when Steve Sarkisian called them into his office and gave them the exciting news. Hall saw the news, but had no clue that he was going to be next.

“I didn’t know. It was a surprise,” Hall said. “My coach just called me. I was actually chilling with my family and he called me [and told me], ‘USC want to talk to you.’ So then I just called and talked to Coach Sark and he just let me know that I got the offer.”

While the trio has said that there won’t be any package deals, they do think it would be awesome to play together at the next level as well.

“We try to get offers from the same schools because of course we want to play together,” Hall said.

It doesn’t hurt that Augustus Hawkins is just two and a half miles directly down Hoover Street.

“I think I’ll be going up there next week,” Hall said. “I’m sure we’ll be visiting Washington. We’re already visiting UNLV and UCLA.”

While Hall could potentially grow into a bigger athlete that could be used on the defensive side of the ball, the USC coaching staff appears to like him as a big, athletic receiver in the mold of Randy Moss.

“When I first answered the phone, he was like, ‘What you doing out here? Moss-ing people today?’ That kind of gave me an idea.”

The Trojans have told Hall that they really like his talent and they plan to continue to pursue him throughout his high school career. The 2018 prospect said he likes the coaches, particularly receivers coach Tee Martin, and the Trojans’ recent receiver tradition with Marqise Lee, Robert Woods and Nelson Agholor all having the talent to leave school early for the NFL Draft.

But Hall isn’t ready to name any favorites or determine his destination just yet.

“I’m not going to say it was different than the rest of the offers, because I like everybody the same right now. It was like I got another offer…I got to keep grinding.”

That’s fine since he still has three more years of growth that could eventually lead to there being several stars beside his name. Top Stories