Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Hall commits to the Hogs
Springdale Har-Ber senior defensive end Jake Hall (94) makes a move around Webb City senior running back Trey Parra during the third quarter of play Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
Springdale Har-Ber defensive end Jake Hall has committed to Arkansas.
Hall, 6-5, 230 pounds along with his parents visited with Razorback Coach Bret Bielema on Wednesday night and was informed of the offer.
An Arkansas Democrat-Gazette preseason All Arkansas selection, Hall has recorded 50 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a pass deflection, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble this season. He picked the Hogs over offers from Cincinnati and Louisiana -Monroe along with interest from Oklahoma State and Memphis.
National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network rates Hall a 3-star plus prospect.
“One of the most versatile big guys in the state of Arkansas” Lemming said. “Jake has what it takes to become an effective pass rusher on the next level. He can play in a three four front and looks thin at his weight. He is tenacious, tough and relentless.”
Hall is Arkansas' 18th commitment for the 2014 class.