The Distance Factor...

Andre Hal, a 3-star CB prospect out of Louisiana made a verbal commitment to the Commodores back in June. But an offer from a nearby, Louisiana Tech, has him mulling over his options once again. "Louisiana Tech is very close to home, and I would like for my family to come and see me play sometime." Will the distance factor play in Louisiana Tech's favor?

Port Allen High star, Andre Hal, verbally committed to the Commodores back in June. And his commitment appeared fairly solid with Vandy until a nearby program started making their moves on the 3-star prospect. And that program was Louisiana Tech.

As you know, prospects often times consider distance as one of the most important factor whenever it comes time for them to choose a school. And LA Tech's emergence certainly has this youngster doing a little second guessing, if you may.

"I took a visit down to Louisiana Tech a few weeks ago," Hal shared "I just wanted to check them just in case I had changed my mind… Louisiana Tech is very close to home, and I would like for my family to come and see me play sometime. That's why I was thinking about going down there; to be close to home."

Back in the month of October, one other program had made a strong impression on the Louisiana native; Nebraska University. But during our interview with Hal, very little was said regarding the Big 12 program. So from the sound of things, it appeared that Vanderbilt and Louisiana Tech were the only two schools in the equation. So, with all of that being said, who has the edge?

"I'm committed to Vanderbilt," Hal told "And I think I am going to stick with them."

Hal went on to share that he will be taking his official visit to Vanderbilt from January 15th-17th, and that he doesn't have anything else lined up outside of his visit to Nashville.

Hal informed that he really likes the opportunity that has been presented to him if he was to sign on the dotted lines with the ‘Dores on February 3rd. "They told me that I'd have a real good chance to come in and compete for a spot," Hal shared. I was told that if I didn't start, I'd have a chance to get some significant playing time. And that's a real big deal to me because I really want to play early. They also told me that I would probably be able to return punts and kicks for them."

Port Allen finished out there '09 campaign with a 5-5 record, despite having a number of injuries. And Hal was quite a contributor toward his team's success. "I made a lot of plays this past season," the 5-11, 160 pound corner said. I had 5 kick returns for touchdowns, and one punt return for a touchdown. I also had like 40 tackles and 3 interceptions."

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