Back in November, Gomiddle.com featured a piece on a strong side defensive end from Chattanooga whom the Middle Tennessee coaching staff has been prowling heavily.
Cory Hall has shortened his list of college choices down a bit as of late, and still has MT on it.
Hall says the coach he still talks the most with is Larry Kirskey, and has really taken a liking to the assistant head coach because of how genuine coach Kirskey has been with him.
"He came to where I work at once, and just talked to me for pretty much my whole shift," said Hall. "You can always have an honest conversation with a real coach like Coach Kirskey. Some coaches you can be around for 4 years and never really have a true conversation with."
There is no doubt that if MT were to sign Cory Hall, he would lay the foundation for this years' recruiting class, and Hall is impressed by that possibility.
"That is really good because out of everybody in the nation, and everybody they are recruiting, they are looking for me to be the cornerstone," said Hall.
At 6'5, Hall says he has beefed up to 267 pounds, and has improved his bench press to 365 pounds, while consistently running a 4.7 forty all the while.
Hall is still scheduled to visit MT on the 19th, and is looking forward to coming to Murfreesboro.
"I want to see what the environment is like," said Hall. "I don't want to be somewhere where I don't fit in with the coaches and players. I'm gonna look out for my best interest."
Hall has official visits set up with Marshall and Ole Miss along with MT.
Hall still says he will wait till signing day until he makes his final decision, but says at this point MT is in his top 3.
Middle Tennessee is recruiting Hall at the strong side position, but says a coach had once joked with him about playing tight end.
"One coach had mentioned playing tight end to me, just kind of joking, but I will play that if I need to. I'll play anywhere they put me," said Hall.
Hall finished his senior season at Brainerd High with 155 tackles, 24 sacks, and 21 tackles for loss.
To say Hall is a beast off the line would be an understatement.
"My dad has always told me I have three seconds to get back there after the ball is snapped, so that's my goal every snap," said Hall.
Hall's father, who was his defensive coach in highschool, had originally wanted his son to go to an all black school like he had, and later wanted him to attend Auburn after they recruited him hard during his junior year, but now is open for any school his son wants to attend.
Gomiddle.com will have more updates on Hall after his visit on the 19th of this month. Stay tuned for further developments.
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