DT Jordan Hall (6-4 300) of Jacksonville was among the 2023 prospects on hand for the USC junior day Saturday, and he left Columbia with an offer from the Gamecocks. They join the likes of Southern Cal, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Oregon, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona State in offering Hall. Shane Beamer and his defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey spent a lot of time with Hall educating him on what they are doing with the program.
“They are not with the old cliche, we’re going to make you the best player possible,” Hall said. “It’s really just a family environment. They all had good intentions. Coach Beamer is real down to earth, so is Coach Lindsey. All real down to earth guys. The message they are trying to get across just is letting you know that if you choose South Carolina for the next three to four years of life, it’s going to change you forever, make you a better person and a better football player.”
Hall also got a good look at the football facilities on the outside and the inside.
“Most definitely I’d say the facilities and the way they are trying to restructure the program. That’s the biggest thing I probably saw,” Hall said. “I’d say they are probably one of the best I’ve seen by far since I’ve been on my visits. They had the nutrition bar, which was crazy. We got to make our own pizza and get some of the food that they get. Seeing the locker room, weight room is huge, got a little turf field in there. Indoor facility maybe the biggest indoor I’ve been in. Everything was really good about South Carolina facility-wise, I really can’t say too much about it.”
Last season, Hall recorded 50 tackles with 7.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. He earned All-Conference and All-District 6A honors. He said Lindsey likes the way he can get off the line and be disruptive in the middle.
“He honestly said I’m very explosive off the ball,” Hall said. “He likes the way I’m explosive. He sat down and asked me the things that I need to work on, what I think I’m good at, what I think I’m bad up. He really tried to pick me apart and see what kind of player in person I was. He wasn’t talking too much about my game, but me personally he asked a lot of good questions I felt like needed to be asked and talked about from a coach’s standpoint.”
Hall has also been to Georgia, Florida, Florida State and UCF, so he had some other programs to compare USC with. He walked away feeling the Gamecocks situation matches up with the best of them.
“They are most definitely going to be a top school, a top priority for me just based on the way that I like Coach Beamer and Coach Lindsey,” Hall said. “They are going to be a top priority for me. I made a list of my top schools, but more offers are coming in, more schools that I’m interested in are starting to roll in, so the list might have to change up. I’m still taking this recruitment bit by bit every step of the way, having fun with it, not trying to stress myself out too much with it.”
Hall said he will visit Miami this coming weekend and then make a return trip to Georgia. He would like to make a decision at the end of his senior season, but he said he might have to wait until February of 2023 to figure it all out.