DETROIT, Mich. – After coming up short in an intense matchup versus Detroit Martin Luther King last week for the city championship, Cass Tech and its starting junior quarterback, Rodney Hall, have experienced high levels of success already this year.
“Its been going well,” Hall told Today’s U. “We have two losses so far, so everything has pretty much been going all right. I’m pretty much a playmaker type of player. When things get tough, I like everything on my back. I’m a leader-type under pressure.”
During the regular season, Hall amassed 1,755 passing yards, 887 rushing yards and 27 total touchdowns as a junior. Hall hopes to continue his prolific season in the first round of the playoffs this Saturday.
“We play Warren Mott Saturday at Cass,” Hall said. “I’m looking to accomplish a win and make the right reads and make sure I’m being a good leader to my team to help us win the game.”
Based on his numbers this season, Hall has made the right reads often on the field for the Technicians. He’s also garnered a considerable amount of interest from Division-I programs as a 6’3”, 215-pound quarterback.
“My recruitment has been going well,” Hall said. “I’ve received a lot of mail and I’ve talked to a couple coaches from Michigan State, Toledo and Purdue.”
This year, Hall has taken unofficial visits to Michigan, Purdue, Toledo and MSU. Hall detailed his trip to the Spartans’ campus early on this year for what was an enticing matchup with the traveling Oregon Ducks.
“I got to experience the crowd and pretty much what its like to be a football player at Michigan State,” Hall said. “We walked around campus and they showed us around. I came for a game when they played Oregon.”
That weekend, Michigan State defeated the Ducks by a score of 31-28 in front of a national audience. That victory set the tone for what was an enjoyable visit as Hall had a chance to speak with Michigan State quarterback coach and recruiting coordinator Brad Sale,.
“I’ve talked to the quarterback coach,” Hall said. “I didn’t get to speak to the head coach, but I did with the recruiting coach for my area.”
In addition to his interest from Michigan State, Hall has also received overtures from Purdue. The Boilermakers staff invited Hall to take a visit to campus this season and the Cass Tech junior prospect enjoyed the game day atmosphere at Purdue.
“I went to see Purdue play two or three weeks ago when they played Minnesota.” Hall said. “They didn’t win the game, but I liked everything about it pretty much. I talked to the coaching staff and everything.”
Hall also took a trip to nearby Michigan this year, although it does not appear that the Wolverines have Hall listed as a high-priority target at this stage in his development.
“It was alright,” Hall said. “Michigan doesn’t have that much interest, but I like their school a lot and if I had the opportunity to go there I would.”
This offseason, Hall said he expects to take additional visits to more schools before camp season begins.