Wednesday, February 6, 2013
DE Daeshon Hall chooses TAMU
By Damon Sayles
Defensive end Daeshon Hall spurned Washington to sign with Texas A&M.
Midway through a signing-day presentation that included 11 players, four-star defensive end Daeshon Hall (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster) verbally committed to Texas A&M, switching from Washington.
Hall, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound end, committed to Washington on June 29 but wavered with his commitment.
Hall, who originally is from Seattle, ultimately chose Texas A&M over Washington and TCU. He was once committed to Texas earlier in his process.
What is the impact of Hall's decision?
Four-star defensive end Daeshon Hall is a big late addition for the Aggies.
What it means for Texas A&M: Another big-time commit for an already stellar class. Hall brings good size and even better length to the Aggies’ defense. With a solid basketball background, Hall also brings excellent athleticism.
What it means for Washington: The Huskies take a big hit in losing not only a solid defensive end but also a hometown kid. Hall has been in Texas for a couple of years and now will extend that time for a few more years.
Turning point: Winning tends to help. Not that Washington wasn’t winning, but Texas A&M’s resume from last year -- with so many young players -- proved to be too attractive for him to not pass up. Playing in the SEC against some of the nation’s elite athletes also played a factor.
Surprise (scale of 1-5): 3. While some felt Hall would stay home, others had an idea that he would make the move to Texas A&M.
Immediate impact (scale of 1-5): 4. Hall’s presence is, indeed, needed at Texas A&M. Fact is, he joins a class that already has a great defense but was missing key names at defensive end. He helps to fill that void.