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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Could OL Hall be swayed from OSU or Miami?


Offensive lineman Marcus Hall (Cleveland/Glenville) is one of the country's top prospects who has yet to select a college. Hall welcomed in Ohio State coach Jim Tressel for an in-home visit on Wednesday. Miami coach Randy Shannon will visit with Hall on Thursday.

Hall has made official visits to Ohio State, Miami and Michigan. After visiting Miami last weekend, Hall said he had narrowed his choices down to the Hurricanes and Buckeyes and had decided against an official visit to Tennessee this weekend.

But now Hall has changed his mind again.

"I'm going to visit Tennessee now," Hall said. "I'm enjoying the recruiting process, and (Glenville) Coach (Ted) Ginn says you are only going to do this once, so I might as well take the visit."

However, Hall has not changed his stance on his two favorites.

"It's still looking like its coming down to Ohio State and Miami," Hall said.

Hall does not plan to hold a press to announce his choice of college. He says he will simply call the coaches involved sometime Monday, and then tell the media over the phone.

More big announcements coming
Hall is one of several very highly-rated prospects who could end up at a Big Ten school when they make their announcements next week.

Under Armour All-American linebacker Jelani Jenkins (Wheaton, Md./Good Counsel) is considering Penn State, Florida, USC, Notre Dame and Stanford. Speculation centers around the Nittany Lions and Gators having the inside track with perhaps Urban Meyer's team being the top choice. Jenkins will announce his decision on Wednesday on ESPNU.

Under Armour All-American wide receiver Marlon Brown (Memphis, Tenn./Harding Academy) is also planning to announce his college choice on Wednesday on ESPNU. Brown is considering Tennessee, Florida, Ohio State and Georgia. He will welcome in Tressel for an in-home visit todayon Thursday before leaving for an official visit to Tennessee on Friday.

Wide receiver Je'Ron Stokes (Philadelphia/Northeast) will announce his college choice on Wednesday. Stokes committed to Tennessee last spring, but has made official visits to Michigan and Illinois the past two weekends. Stokes says he will decide between Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois and Georgia, but speculation has him changing his commitment from the Volunteers to the Wolverines when he announces his final decision next week.