College Football Recruiting: Will The Washington Huskies Lose A Top Recruit On Signing Day?

By Tyler Brett
Mark J. Rebilas – USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian has made a name for himself as one of the best recruiters in the Pac 12 with the Washington Huskies. He’s continuing that trend with another strong class for 2013 with nine four-star recruits ready to sign on after verbal commitments to Washington. However, no recruit is truly committed until he puts pen to paper on Signing Day, and the Dawgs will be sweating it out with at least one of their top recruits as defensive end Daeshon Hall weighs his options.

Hall, a four-star recruit from Lancaster, Texas, has been verbally committed to UW since June. However, as the recruiting process has wound down, Hall has kept his ears open to what some schools closer to home have had to say. Now, Washington finds itself in a dead heat with the TCU Horned Frogs and Texas A&M Aggies for the 6-foot-6, 235-pound run stopper with each program making their final pushes in the home stretch.

The Aggies came to see Hall for an in-home visit already this week where they pushed the same sales pitch on Hall they’ve used throughout the process. In short, according to Hall, they say that they would be excited to get him to College Station, and that he would be able to make an impact in the SEC. They also emphasized academics, which is important to Hall.

Now, Washington and TCU will make their final pitches as well. The Huskies are scheduled to sit down with Hall on Thursday and the Horned Frogs get the last crack on Friday. After that, Hall will take the weekend to make his decision which he will announce on February 6 between Washington, TCU and Texas A&M.

Hall would be a huge addition for the Huskies and Justin Wilcox as they continue to build up their defense. Expect the best salesmen Washington has to be in Texas on Thursday as they try to seal the deal and bring the coveted recruit up to the Pacific Northwest.

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