Hall does it all for Canyons

College of the Canyons has one of the deepest and most talented defensive lines in the entire country among JC programs. DL Cedrick Hall (6-5, 265) is an integral part to the rotation both inside and outside and he's got quite a few four-year programs looking his way already.

After a standout career at Carthage High School in tiny Carthage, Mississippi, Hall was missing a class and he had to find a place to continue his football career.

"I was missing a second foreign language, so I wasn't going to be able to qualify," Hall lamented. "My grades and test scores were good, but I was just missing that class so I had to start looking around and Canyons was where I wanted to go because southern California is where they play the best JC ball."

As a freshman for COC, Hall played all four line positions, notching over 40 tackles while posting five sacks and he was named First Team All-Western States Conference for his efforts.

"It was cool playing all four positions, because I didn't come out very often," Hall said. "I like playing outside better. You aren't really double-teamed and you can use your speed a little more."

As far as improvement this offseason, Hall noted he's focused on getting faster even though he's already got pretty good speed for a man his size.

"I run a 4.8 forty time right now, but I want to get that below a 4.7 this summer," Hall said. "I think I can do it, but it's a lot of work.

"I think my best feature is my first-step quickness. I can usually get up on a blocker and get my arm and shoulder past them pretty quickly and that helps me a lot, but I want to have a speed rush to throw them off and then I'm also working on more moves too."

On the recruiting front, Hall is hearing from schools from across the land, but he's still waiting on that first offer.

"I've been hearing from a lot of programs," Hall said. "Kentucky, Boise State, Minnesota, LSU, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona State were all by during the spring and I've been hearing from them.

"I'm still waiting on an offer, but I think those will take care of themselves."

Hall his hoping to finish up his two-year degree in December, but he's definitely on pace to be done in May and he'll have three years to play two following the season.

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