The Utah Utes hosted their annual UteShoot 7 on 7 tournament today. This is a list of my top 10…
Jaren Hall made a big splash over the weekend when he won the UteShoot MVP honors. With over 100 schools present at the University of Utah this weekend, the 2016 prospect stole the show.
"I am really fired up right now," Hall said. "Me and my team came out here ready to play and we nearly came out on top. It was a fun run to the championship, and I feel like the UteShoot is going to be big for my team moving forward. Winning MVP was crazy, there are a lot of great football players here. I am glad the coaches got to see me play, and I am motivated to get better from here."
While Hall was relatively unknown before the UteShoot, he has heard from a number of D1 schools this spring.
"In some ways this is my coming out party, but I have heard from a few schools before today," Hall claimed. "Utah State, Houston, Stanford, and Washington State have all reached out to me. Houston is really interested. They love my film, but want to see me in person. Utah State is another school that likes me a lot."
Hall shredded defenses throughout the day by making great reads, quick throws, and had laser precision. Hall's sophomore tape shows his great fundamentals, but questionable arm strength. The UteShoot showed that Hall's arm strength is just fine. In fact, Hall rocketed the ball on numerous occasions and had the Utah coaching staff swarming to his games. The scary thing about Hall is, he is better when the pads come on than he is during 7 on 7.
"I am a dual threat quarterback," Hall explained. "I was glad I could show what I can do throwing the ball, but I am a playmaker, and 7v7 limits what I can do. I love running around and making things happen with my feet. I'm not scared to get hit, whatever needs to be done to win. I am always working on getting bigger and faster. This next year is going to be a big one for me. I think my team is a legitimate contender to compete for a championship."
Hall's dad, Kalin Hall was a great running back for BYU in the early 90's. His old man had a great blend of strength and speed, and it is clear to see he inherited those traits. While Hall has never officially been clocked on a 40, he has run a few unofficial 4.5's. Is there a chance that Hall follows in his father's footsteps?
"I definitely grew up watching BYU a lot," Hall claimed. "At this point they haven't really started recruiting me. I am open to any school that recruits me. I don't really have a favorite team or a school I dreamed about playing for. I do like the Pac-12, because of how competitive it is, and how many great QBs come from there. We'll see what happens, I am just going to continue to work as hard as I can."