By Trey McCurry.
Rashard Hall took a few minutes after practice Thursday to talk with TheClemsonInsider.com. Hall, a first-team Freshman All-American according to several outlets last season, had six interceptions last season.
A member of the 2009-10 ACC Academic Honor Roll, Hall was named second-team All-ACC by both Athlon and Phil Steele and will be a key player for the Tiger defense this season as team’s potentially try to go away from DeAndre McDaniel.
The big thing that Hall seemed to focus on was how well the team was competing so far in camp.
“We are competing and getting after it just like camp is supposed to be. We are getting better each day and just competing with each other. The biggest thing is that we compete.”
After Coach Swinney discussed the depth of the secondary and how well they are playing, Hall also commented on the defense. “We (the defense) are really coming together so far. We just have a good cohesion together.”
Hall also talked about what it means to be able to play beside a player like DeAndre McDaniel.
“We are together pretty much 24/7. We are roommates and I learn a lot from him, both on and off the field. He’s a great role model for me, especially in the secondary. While the coaches work on technique, he teaches me more about instincts and that type of stuff.”
One thing is for certain in 2010 and beyond, Rashard Hall is a name that Clemson fans should expect to hear a lot.