Jason Hall hasn’t been to Lincoln yet. That trip is expected to happen for the first time in June during Big Red Weekend.
But the high school defensive back from Grand Prairie, Texas, is in a family that keeps a pretty close watch on the college football world.
“I come from a family where we always watch sports,” Hall said. “My dad, he watches as much sports as anybody I know, and he knows exactly how Nebraska is and knew it was the right choice for me to go there.”
Hall made that choice known to Husker coaches on Wednesday night, becoming the second commitment of the 2014 recruiting class.
If some Nebraska fans were getting antsy for the Huskers to add another recruit, they’ll be glad to know Luke Gifford of Lincoln Southeast now has company.
Terry Joseph and Tim Beck were Hall’s lead recruiters.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Hall said coaches liked his versatility as a defensive back. While Hall expects to play safety as a senior in high school, he could also be a corner or nickel candidate at the next level.
Hall doesn’t have a lot of offers now -- basically just Nebraska and North Texas.
But it’s “not for lack of talent,” tweeted Max Olson, who covers Texas football and recruiting for ESPN. “Word was really just starting to get out about him here. Nice pick up for Nebraska.”
The defensive back said he feels confident in his cover skills, but is also humble as he tries to ready himself for the next level.
“As far as getting better, there’s always room for improvement,” he said. “Whatever I need to work on, I’ll work on and get better at it.”
Hall has not yet been assigned ratings by the recruiting websites.
His high school team went 5-5 last season in a tough district. Hall said he’s just glad to have this decision out of the way so he can focus on his senior year.
“It’s a relief just knowing you’re locked into a big-time program for football,” Hall said.