We are already closing out the 90s! Can you believe it? Let’s check in on the future of the defensive end position - #91 Dylan Hall.
#91, Dylan Hall, RS Freshman, DE
Height: 6’ 5”
Weight: 258 lbs (+28 lbs)
High School: Antelope Valley HS, Lancaster, CA
How’d he get to the Blue™?
Listed as a 3-star prospect on 247Sports, Dylan had an incredible offer list, including Purdue, Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona State, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State and Yale, among others. He passed on all of those to come to The Blue.
Not sure what it means, but it’s on his Twitter profile, so it must be important!
I’m sticking by Ginuwine.
While he was at Antelope Valley, Hall had 80 total tackles (35 solo), 15 tackles for loss and 6 sacks. As a senior, he tallied 24 total tackles, 15 solo, 5 tackles for loss and a sack.
With the graduation of Chase Hatada, Hall is in a great position to jump in at defensive end. He will have some competition from Aisa Kelemete and Michael Callahan. Shane Irwin MIGHT see some time there as well. Kelemete is the seasoned upperclassman, though he has seen limited action up to this point. Jadyn Ewing is also on the roster, but I anticipate he will fill a backup role.
Hall has the size and athleticism to step in right away. Really, the deficiency at defensive end right now is on-field playtime. Shane has the most experience after his season at LBCC, while Kelemete has seen the most action as a Bronco. Robert Cooper will also be coming in as a true freshman with an opportunity to show what he can do.
The defensive end position will be one to watch going into fall as I anticipate it will be hotly contested and, with the graduation of Hatada, will be filling some big shoes.
Hall’s most recent available highlights were from his junior season at AVHS.
Is he on Twitter?
I think we’re all in the same boat, Dylan.
Need my barber more than ever— Dpops (@Mr_dpapi) March 27, 2020
Completely made up fact
While in lockdown, Dylan spent his time watching Muhammad Ali fights. He wanted to draw as much influence from him as possible. He loved his “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” mantra, but put his own spin on it: “float like a river raft, sting like a murder hornet”. I think it will suit him here.