UW makes move on Texas DE with Seattle roots

Washington is in hot pursuit of several top prospects from regions they rarely recruit in and while Lancaster (Tx.) DE Daeshon Hall fits that mold, however, he has Seattle roots and there is a chance he could be moving back to the area...

"I grew up in Seattle," Hall told Dawgman.com recently. "I went to Garfield up until last year and then my mom got a chance at a job down here in Texas, so we moved down last July."

As a new student at Lancaster, Hall had to feel his way out with his new team as well as his new school, but he seemed to flourish, posting 60 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while earning All-District honors.

While that can be seen as a big season, Hall says he's just getting started.

"I've got bigger goals for next year," Hall said. "I want to get all state and double up everything on my sheet.

"I know I have a lot of work to put in and I'm doing that right now, but if I move back to Seattle, that's still my goal."

The reason Hall is considering a move back to the area is two fold -- his father lives here and he misses his friends.

"I'm thinking seriously about it, but I also have sorta adapted down here," Hall said. "It will be a while before I decide anything. It will be by June or July so, we'll see."

Hall is a dual-sport athlete, averaging 15 points and over 10 rebounds per game and he was a contributor for the Garfield basketball team when he was in Seattle and also played for Seattle Rotary.

"I had been talking to coach (Lorenzo) Romar and coach (Paul) Fortier before I left," Hall said. "Coach (Nick) Holt offered me back during my Christmas break, but now coach (Joel) Thomas and coach (Tosh) Lupoi are the ones recruiting me. They sorta took over after (Holt) was let go."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, he has offers from Missouri and Baylor and said that two other schools could be close to extending offers.

"TCU and Arizona State are probably the closest to offering," Hall noted. "It's all been pretty cool to get the offers and stuff and I know that schools like me, but I'm not a guy with a big ego or anything. I just like to play and compete. That's the fun part of football for me."

Hall said he plans to hit the camp circuit this summer and hopes to be in Seattle when Washington hosts their Rising Stars camp, but he said more than anything he just wants to find the right place for him.

"Honestly, I haven't thought a lot about what I'm looking for yet, but I'd comfort level with the coaches and the players will be a big thing," Hall said. "I also want to find a good school and a place where I can see myself at for four years.

"I want to go through the whole process, but I'm definitely happy about Washington offering me so early. That place is home and I have a lot of friends and family there."

We will have more from Hall in the coming weeks and months and the recruiting process hits full steam.

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