Monday, May 20, 2013
Can Bama offer sway Big 12 commit?
By Damon Sayles
TYLER, Texas -- ESPN 150 athlete Davion Hall (Texarkana, Texas/Liberty Eylau) committed to Baylor on Feb. 2 and still has plans of putting on the green and gold.
But in the back of his head, ever since late last week, the idea of putting on Alabama crimson and white has been something to consider. After picking up an offer from the Crimson Tide, Hall said while his commitment to Baylor is still solid, he’s got a lot to think about.
“It was like a dream come true, like I hit the jackpot,” Hall said about getting the Alabama offer. “[Alabama] is where it’s at. They get after it.”
Hall, a 6-foot-2, 194-pound two-way standout, said that while some feel he will play in the secondary at the next level, he was recruited to Baylor as a wide receiver. Hall added that he prefers playing on the offensive side of the ball.
He then added an important caveat to that statement.
“The only team I’ll play defense for is Alabama,” Hall said. “The wide receiver coach [Billy Napier] wants me [at receiver], but [Nick] Saban wants me to play safety.”
Whether he makes the switch to Alabama is still to be determined. For now, Hall said he’s still committed to Baylor and is looking forward to competing in the Big 12.
“I’m still with them,” he said. “We’re just going to see what happens.”
Hall competed at the East Texas Sports Network Combine on Sunday and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds, recorded a vertical leap of 32.3 inches and bench pressed 185 11 times. Hall is ranked No. 9 among 2014 athletes nationally and No. 10 among 2014 players in Texas.