James Monroe LB Jordan Hall (Photo courtesy of James Monroe Athletics)
Jordan Hall Continues to Make Name for Himself
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
James Monroe High School’s most notable linebacker prospect, Jordan Hall (2023 LB 6-2 230), has added another offer to his list. All of his offers have come from Virginia colleges, with the most recent one coming from the Monarchs of Old Dominion. This comes after he had received offers from both Virginia and Virginia Tech.
According to Tom Lemming, Jordan is the top inside linebacker in the class of 2023 for not only the state of Virginia, but the whole country. Jordan has a long way to go until he reaches his full potential, which is one of the most enticing factors in his draw to college coaches. He combines speed and swift, agile feet to make him into a nightmare for offensive linemen to try to stop. He was named a preseason Sophomore All-American by MaxPreps, just adding another accolade to his list.
— Jordan Hall (@thejordanhall34) July 22, 2020
While Jordan is far from finished adding offers, there is a lot to like when examining his first three. Starting with Virginia Tech, there is no shortage of history when it comes to the Hokies’ program. They have churned out numerous professionals and go through a gauntlet of a schedule that gives players a chance to compete against the best competition in the nation.
Recently, they have experienced what, for them, can be considered to be a downward stretch. As far as football in Virginia, nothing compares to running into Lane Stadium with “Enter Sandman” blaring over the speakers.
Meanwhile, the Virginia Cavaliers, the Hokies’ biggest rival, are also one of the most enticing offers for a Virginia high school football player. The Cavaliers are coming off a trip to the ACC Championship, and are viewed around the country as a program on the rise. They are a team led by Bronco Mendenhall that has an old school approach as far as having a punishing defense and power running game. This style of play that Virginia encourages would be a great fit for Jordan, who is a linebacker who plays downhill and in the backfield. While Old Dominion is not as big as Virginia Tech or Virginia, they are no slouch. They have made a name for themselves in the Northern Virginia recruiting scene. They have been a program on the rise as far as non-Power Five schools go, looking to cement themselves in the region as a powerhouse.
The excitement that he expresses is unmatched by anyone.
He says, “I look at all of my offers the same way, their opportunities to further my education while also doing the thing I love most. All 3 schools have many things to offer and I can’t wait to continue building a relationship with these schools and gain some relationships with other schools along the way!”
He simply wants to go to the school that can help him launch into the next phase of his life, both educationally and athletically. He will, in the coming years, get more offers from schools hoping to capture his talent for their program. He is an once in a lifetime talent. That is for certain. He has a bright future and it will be exciting to see where his talent will take him in the future.
– Marc Goldstein