Alabama speedster: "Vanderbilt is at top"

He does it all; returns punts and kickoffs, averages 14 yards a carry as a running back and snatches interceptions on defense. He's a speed demon who flirts with a 4.3 forty time. Best of all for the Vanderbilt coaches, he's got Vanderbilt at the top of his list.

Cornerback/Running back Marquez Hall visited Vanderbilt for the Georgia game and had a "good time."

"We met outside and they talked about academics. The offensive and defensive coordinators went over their game plans. Then we went through the star walk and then went on the field and saw the players warm up. Then they escorted us to our seats and we sat down and watched the game and had a good time," said Hall.

During his visit the Tuskegee, Ala. native had a chance to talk to the coaches.

"The coaches asked me how my season was going and who we had played the night before. They told me that I am the guy they want and that they want to keep in touch."

So far this season Hall has been doing a great job as a cornerback.

"I have one interception so far but they don't really throw the ball to my side. I'm a lock down corner." Hall estimates he has around 50 tackles so far this season with 15 in the most recent game.

As a return man, Hall expressed frustration in the opposition. "They won't kick the ball to me. They line the ball up on the hash and kick towards the sidelines. They kick completely away from me. Russell County and one other kicked to me by accident and I almost took those two to the house."

At running back Hall has excelled statistically.

"As a running back I'm having a good season. I have 54 carries for 759 yards and 6 touchdowns. That's excluding our two most recent games. "

After his visit, Hall feels that he's closer to picking Vanderbilt.

"I'm leaning towards Vanderbilt right now. Vanderbilt is at the top of my choices."

Hall is also considering Middle Tennessee State, Tuskegee, Jacksonville State, Southern Miss, Alabama and Alabama A&M. Vanderbilt, Tuskegee and Jacksonville State have all offered.

Hall plans on making a choice sometime between now and December.

"By December I'm going to know where I'm going."

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