Cougs' desert targets growing

LAST YEAR, WSU OFFERED three Arizona prospects total. Less than three months into the current recruiting cycle, the Cougs have doubled that figure, as the sixth known '09 Arizonan has received an offer from Wazzu. Out of Tucson, the 6-5 playmaker could play receiver in college, or he could be one big defensive presence at safety. He's made an early connection with the WSU coaching staff.

Adam Hall was offered by WSU on Monday. Rich Rasmussen is running the recruiting point for the Cougars.

"I'm not going to say because I've made connections it's where I'm going to go but the coach from Washington State, he's a really cool guy, I've called him on a couple of occasions," said Hall. "The offensive line coach from Oregon State is a really good guy. And then coach Nickel at U of A."

OUT OF Palo Verde High Magnet, Hall has offers from Washington State, Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado and Oregon just offered today. He's seeing interest from most of the rest of the Pac-10, Oregon State in particular, Texas Tech and UTEP.

"I've visited the state (of Washington) a couple of times," said Hall. "I saw Wazzu play at U of A... but they're a new coaching staff there this year. He's really ready because this is going to be their first real recruiting class. He talked to me about the staff and what's going to be new there this year.

"Oregon State I've talked to quite frequently...I'm going to try to attend their Elite Camp. Me and coach Cav have had some conversations and I've liked where he's coming from. We touch base a little bit and he's seemed to have a lot of things that were meaningful things to say."

His father James was a sought prep recruit who eventually went to UA but Hall said distance won't be a factor in his decision.

"Not at all, I've traveled quite environment, you can get used to things like that. I don't have a problem with (differing) lifestyles and I like interacting with different kinds of people, Where it is is not a big concern to me," said Hall.

HALL SAID colleges are looking at him on both offense and defense.

"I'm really physical on both sides of the ball -- I say that because that's what they (coaches) tell me over and over. I like to hit you, whether I have the ball or not, or whether my team has the ball or not. If you're not hitting someone then you're getting hit. I think I know the game pretty well...and then they say I'm real athletic and have great size," said Hall.

Hall also has family in Oregon and said he had spoken to the Ducks on one occasion before receiving the offer. His enthusiasm for the Ducks, however, is fairly strong.

"I've been looking at Oregon because I like the surroundings...I really like Oregon. Arizona State is kind of standing out too. But there's not a 'this is where I want to be' kind of school. I don't really have a No. 1 or a dream school," said Hall.

Hall is also a track and field standout, competing in the 110-h, high jump, triple jump, long jump and the 400-m this season.

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Drew Terrell, Anthony Jones, Craigh Roh, Billy Sanders and Ryan Milus are the other class of 2009 Arizonans to have been offered by Washington State.

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