Ohio State gets four-star defensive tackle Mike Hall.
Hall played for Streetsboro High School in Streetsboro, Ohio, about 26 miles northeast of Akron.
According to 247Sports Composite, Hall is the 49th-ranked recruit in the nation, the fourth-ranked defensive tackle, and the second-ranked recruit from Ohio. He is ranked second behind five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer, a fellow Ohio State commit.
Hall picked Ohio State over Alabama, Penn State, and Michigan State. He also had offers from local schools like Akron and Kent State, but chose to make the two-hour move to Columbus.
Ohio State drew a commitment from Hall on February 1st, 2020.
Hall is 6’3″ and 290 pounds, but looks smaller than his measurements suggest. He is fairly athletic for someone of his size. Every play, Hall gives his maximum effort. He is quick and explosive off the snap, and has agility to shed blockers.
Overall, he is someone who could start quickly and develop into a star. There is room for improvement in his technique, but Larry Johnson will be his position coach, so he’s in good hands.
In his last three seasons, Hall has acquired 129 tackles, 32 tackles for a loss, six sacks, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. His best season was in 2019, in which he 71 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, and four sacks. He also had two rushing touchdowns last season.
Thanks to Johnson, Ohio State has always had a strong defensive line. Hall has a great opportunity to play with a lot of other talented players around him. He also gets to play for a position coach who took over for Ryan Day at head coach against Michigan State and led the Buckeyes to a 52-12 victory.