Sam Hall had such a good time that he didn’t want to leave.
The 2017 Clemson baseball commit from Topsail High in Hampstead, N.C., took his official visit to Clemson for the Tigers’ game against N.C. State on Oct. 15, and told The Clemson Insider he had a great experience.
“My parents had to force me to come home because I loved it so much,” Hall said, laughing. “It was awesome. Makes me even more excited to get there.”
Hall and his fellow commits went out to dinner that Friday night before tailgating the next day and attending the game.
Hall said the highlight of the visit for him was simply spending time with his future teammates.
“Getting to hang out with all the guys,” he said. “The guys that are already there and the other commits. All of the commits are tight-knit.”
The weekend together strengthened an already stout relationship among the 2017 class.
“So much closer,” Hall said. “We were already close before the weekend, but after being there it just made the bond stronger.”
In September, Hall competed with fellow 2017 commit Kier Meredith in Houston for Team USA workouts as part of the 40-man roster.
The two are becoming very close.
“It was great,” Hall said. “Me and him were on different teams, but when we would come back to the hotel we would hang out and stuff. I’ve gotten to know Kier very well this summer, that’s for sure.”
Hall, one of the top prospects in North Carolina who can play all over the diamond, is now flipping his full attention to his upcoming senior season that he hopes to make the most of.
“I will be hitting the weight room a lot,” Hall said. “I started a baseball mentorship program at my high school, and now that we have a new coach I plan to put it in action to help the underclass players mentally and physically prepare for the upcoming season.
“Since this is my last high school season, I plan on enjoying it every step of the way.”