Hall Gives Soft Vebal

Coral Reef (Fla.) linebacker Darius Hall picked up the offer that he liked and has given his verbal commitment. But with interest starting to pick up from other BCS powers, Hall tells Badger Nation he's downgrading his commitment to a soft verbal.

Wisconsin isn't looking for many linebackers in the Class of 2012, but it doesn't seem as though they are content with just one. The Badgers have one commitment from a linebacker, Vince Biegel, and are continuing to follow a number of different prospects around the country.

One of those prospects is Darius Hall.

Hall, a 5-foot 11, 220-pound inside linebacker from Coral Reef High School (Miami, FL) continues to receive interest from the Badgers, but it seems as though Hall has found a different home, for now.

Hall picked up his first offer from Oklahoma State just three weeks ago and quickly made a decision.

"I verbally committed to Oklahoma State two weeks ago, but I am still open to every school," Hall told Badger Nation late Sunday night.

While Hall has yet to visit Stillwater, it was defensive coordinator Bill Young that made what seems to be an indelible impression.

"I like the schemes they run. Coach Bill Young believes ‘pressure busts pipes,' and I love blitzing. I like Oklahoma State because of the defense."

Despite everything that Hall likes about Oklahoma State, he can't commit 100 percent because of the attention he is starting to get from around the country. Louisville, Clemson, Miami (FL), Florida, Georgia, Kansas State, Purdue, West Virginia, Wisconsin and a few more are starting to expressing interest.

Despite the fact that Hall is verbally committed to the Cowboys, Wisconsin is still interested in Hall, and he is still interested in the Badgers.

"If they (Wisconsin) offered me, they would move from number six on my list to number two behind Oklahoma State."

Hall's top six is currently (in order) Oklahoma State, Louisville, Miami (FL), Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin.

Wisconsin has had a larger and larger presence in the state of Florida over the past few years, and it seems like their play on the field is continuing to make an impact on the recruits.

"I love Wisconsin because of their toughness and desire to win. They remind me of the U (Miami) when Coach Coker was there."

The Badgers hope to get Hall on campus sometime this fall and spending time in the Sunshine State to let Hall know they are still interested.

"They are coming down this week to watch practice and hopefully I get an offer."

Should the Badgers offer, Hall's final decision will be even more difficult. Although Hall is still unsure of when he will make a final decision, or if his commitment to Oklahoma State is his final one.


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