Monday, January 14, 2013
25 days, 25 names: Daeshon Hall
By Mason Kelley
SEATTLE -- When Daeshon Hall (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster) gave a verbal commitment to Washington back in June, he talked about playing college football in his hometown.
“This is really big,” Hall said. “There’s a whole bunch of big-time athletes around here. All of my family is around here, so it wouldn't be too hard for them to come see my games.”
Daeshon Hall is one of two committed four-star defensive ends in Washington's 2013 class.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound defensive end shared his moment with six other commits. The group made the announcement at a local restaurant in Seattle during a break in Washington's Rising Stars Camp. The commitments sent a signal the Huskies planned to make a splash with their 2013 class.
Hall spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Seattle (Wash.) Garfield and, at the time, was more of a basketball player. He moved to Texas as a junior and exploded as a football prospect.
He originally gave a verbal commitment to Texas before deciding to return to the Northwest for his college career.
Washington’s coaching staff made a point this year to recruit a long list of athletic defensive linemen and Hall -- one of two four-star defensive ends in the class -- is an important piece of that group.
He looked good playing alongside future teammate Elijah Qualls (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande) during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, giving Washington fans plenty to look forward to in the future.
Hall took his official visit back in November and, at the time, said the trip was “what he expected and more.”
When he signs with the Huskies on Feb. 6, it will be the final step in ensuring the standout returns home to play college football.