Former basketball player says he will make one later this month
Former Clemson basketball player Rod Hall says he is close to making a decision on his future, but it will be later this month.
The Clemson Insider spoke with Hall by way of text messaging on Thursday and the former Tiger says, “As of now I haven’t made a decision.”
Hall will decide between playing college football in 2015 or professional basketball in Europe.
Questions about Hall’s athletic career came to light just a week prior to the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30, when a pro scout somehow came upon his old high school film in Augusta. Hall had not played football since his senior year of high school when he caught 13 touchdowns for more than 1,200 yards at Laney High School, where he earned All-State and All-Region honors.
On April 23, Hall worked out for six NFL teams—the Bills, Browns, Chiefs, Panthers, Saints and Ravens— at Clemson Football’s Indoor Practice Facility. That earned him two private workouts with the Ravens and Saints in May.
The Ravens wanted to sign the former Clemson point guard, but they advised him it was better for him to return to school and play a year of college football where he can possibly make himself a draftable player in the 2016 NFL Draft.
During his workout in Clemson, Hall ran a 4.55 40-yard dash and that came without any training.
Hall, who graduated from Clemson in May, can transfer to any school and play immediately for one season as a graduate student, according to NCAA rules. Hall told TCI he had been in talks with SMU, who is coached by former Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris. However that relationship seems to have come to a close as Hall said, “I feel like they were giving me the run around.”
There was a time Michigan seemed in play through Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh, whose brother, Jim, is the new coach of the Wolverines, but “I never really talked to them,” Hall told TCI.
Hall confirmed he visited Charleston Southern on June 29, and is expected to visit Northern Iowa on 13th of July.
“I will probably make a decision soon after I visit Northern Iowa,” he said.