Benedictine lineman Jack Hall (Twitter Photo)
Benedictine OL Jack Hall gets opportunity to follow great grandfather, secures offer from Wofford
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Not too many people understand the impact that Conley Snidow placed on college athletics from 1948-1971. Snidow coached at Emory and Henry from 1948-1952, but then turned his attention to Wofford College from 1953-1966. The West Virginia native also served as the Terriers athletic director from 1953-1971. His football coaching record stood at 117-71-5 at the time he stepped down while his basketball record at Emory and Henry (1948-1953) stood at 70-51. Snidow is most known for giving the Terriers a sense of stability on the football field that led to seven conference titles (South Carolina Little Three) in 14 years on the sideline.
The former head coach never got the opportunity to watch his great grandson play the game of football, but he wouldn’t be surprised to know that his grandson has secured an offer to play at Wofford. Family ties as well as the stellar playing ability of Benedictine starting defensive lineman Jack Hall (2020 DL/OL 6-2 280) has him on the radar of Wofford heading into the summer. On
Tuesday afternoon, the Terriers presented Hall with his 11th collegiate offer.
“It’s really great and I’m really happy that some of these great programs have had enough faith in me to offer me,” Hall told recruit804. “The Wofford offer was very cool because my great grandfather was the head coach there for awhile and he helped build the program up to what it is now and is in their hall of fame.”
Snidow passed away in October of 2007, but was a treasure to those entirely of whom he touched during his time at Emory and Henry, Wofford, and abroad. Many student-athletes were steered in the correct direction under Snidow throughout his tenure.
“He died a long time ago and never got the chance to see me play football,” Hall explained. “He would think that it’s the coolest thing ever that his great grandson has an offer from Wofford. My grandfather played quarterback and free safety under him and he’s ecstatic at the moment. It was just a really cool moment in the recruiting process for my family and I.”
Hall is coming off of a meniscus injury that he accumulated playing baseball near the middle of May. He is on the tail end of a recovery process that was supposed to take up to six weeks to heal. The Benedictine product vowed to get back on the football field as soon as he could and he is now able to go full-speed without any complications whatsoever.
“My knee is feeling great,” Hall said.”My first camp is this week at East Carolina. I have been doing a lot of physical therapy and it has healed very quickly. I’ve been participating in practice at one-hundred percent for a week now and I have been able to step up my training a little bit. I have been going to physical therapy and workouts on top of it. I’ve been grinding a lot and I’ve never felt better.”
Aside from Wofford, Hall picked up an offer from Penn less than a week prior and also holds offers from: Delaware, Lafayette, VMI, Delaware State, Fordham, the Citadel, William and Mary, Air Force, and Army.
– Brandon Mitchell