USC defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Clayton White Thursday made a run through IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL where there are multiple major prospects standing on every corner. One prospect White has his eyes on is LB Jordan Hall (6-2 225).
Hall visited USC for the Auburn game last season and was back for an unofficial visit in early April. He wants to get back for another unofficial visit this summer and possibly an official visit in the fall.
“Definitely a school I’m still considering, and I definitely plan to go back and see them again hopefully in the summer,” Hall said. “It’s a really good place. It has great people. “Coach Beamer has brought people in that want to win. It’s a great place.”
White has remained in regular contact with Hall since the recruiting process started. He and Hall have developed a tight recruiting relationship, and that’s a big reason Hall is giving USC a strong look.
“Today I couldn’t really talk to him (White) much since this is just an evaluation period, but our conversations in the past, we’ve connected really well. We’ve had really good conversations about where he sees me fitting in the scheme of the defense and what my role could be if I decide to go there.”
And that role would be to line up in a linebacker spot and just make plays.
“He expressed that I’m really physical and fast to the ball but also patient at the same time,” Hall said. “He said I have very good leadership skills and I’m very vocal on the field, things of that sort.”
Hall has set official visits to Florida for June 4th and Michigan State for June 11th. He’s also getting a strong push from Auburn, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Michigan and others. This spring he also made visits to Michigan State, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina.
Hall plans to come out with a top six around June 1st and he’d like to make his decision in July if he can. In April he named a short list of USC, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Miami, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Virginia, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Penn State and Auburn.
Last season Hall was in on 87 total tackles with 2 sacks.