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North DeSoto RB Delmonte Hall had himself a great career for the Griffins with over 8,000 rushing yards and 88 touchdowns. (Property of LAFM)

Recruiting Spotlight: RB Delmonte Hall, North DeSoto

Recruiting Spotlight: RB Delmonte Hall, North DeSoto

by Jace LeJeune and Alex Martin

North DeSoto RB Delmonte Hall is one of the most underrated running backs in the entire state. He does not get the recognition like other running backs such as Jenning’s Travis Etienne and Catholic High’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he quietly goes along his business and is very productive. In a season that is very productive for running backs, Hall was one of the running backs that were at the very top. This season, the talented running back from North DeSoto had over 1,800 yards rushing and an incredible 38 touchdowns. A lot of high school football players don’t even have 38 touchdowns in their career much less one season. He is a touchdown machine and capable of scoring a touchdown on any given play. In a game earlier this season, he scored an unbelievable eight touchdowns in one game. When it comes down to the history of great North DeSoto football players, Delmonte Hall’s name will be one of the first to pop up. Throughout his career, he has had over 8,000 yards and 88 touchdowns.  As impressive as he is on the field, he is just as impressive off the field as well. Louisiana Football Magazine Editor and T.V. Host Lee Brecheen has nothing but praise for the talented running back.

“Delmonte Hall is a national recruit at running back that’s going to be a steal in college,” Brecheen said. “He is smart, has great vision and open field ability to separate from defenders. I’ve seen him in a game, met him in person, and I was really impressed.”

Hall is a big time running back that is going to be a big time steal for a lucky college. That college is Southeastern Louisiana University after he decommitted from Northwestern State. He has committed to play for the Lions and Coach Ron Roberts has to be really thrilled to receive a gem in the talented running back from North DeSoto High School in Stonewall, Louisiana. Our own Alex Martin caught up with the star North DeSoto running back to talk about his great career, recruiting, Southeastern, his pregame routine, and so much more in today’s recruiting article!

North DeSoto RB Delmonte Hall has finished his high school career and has now made his decision to take his talents to Hammond at Southeastern Louisiana University. (Photo courtesy of the Hall family)

LAFM: What is your name, age, position, and school you play for?

Delmonte Hall, 17, Running back, North DoSoto High

LAFM: What is your height and weight?

6’0, 210 lbs.

LAFM: What is your ACT score and GPA?

ACT: 20, GPA: 3.3

LAFM: What is your 40-yard time, max bench, max squat, and vertical?

40: 4.5, Bench: 325, Squat: 400, Vertical: 33

LAFM: What are your stats and accomplishments while at North DoSoto?

I finished my career with 8,000 rushing yards and 88 touchdowns, I also scored 8 touchdowns in one game.

LAFM: What are your strengths as a football player?

I’m mentally tough and have great character.

LAFM: What area to your game you are still trying to improve on?

My speed.

LAFM: What are your top schools as of now?

I’m a Southeastern Commit.

LAFM: What is your favorite play to run as a running back?

Option/Dive

LAFM: What was the best game that you had while at North DoSoto and Why?

In the Huntington game earlier this year,  I scored 8 touchdowns.

North DeSoto RB Delmonte Hall makes another visit to the end zone which was one of the 38 times that he did this season. (Photo courtesy of Robert Middleton)

LAFM: Do you play any other sports besides football?

Baseball and track.

LAFM: What are some things you look at when choosing a school to play for?

Education system, graduation percentage, and draft percentage are the things that I look at when choosing a college.

LAFM: Who are some artist that you like to listen to before a game?

NBA YoungBoy and Boosie

LAFM: What is your favorite go to meal before a game?

Raising Canes

LAFM: Is there anybody in your family that has played high school, college, or even pro football?

My Mom and all my uncles played basketball and football.

LAFM: Why would a college football coach want you on their football team?

I have great character and a winning attitude. I know coaches love winning.

LAFM: What do you plan to major in college?

Education. I want to be a teacher.

LAFM: Who is a college or NFL player that you model your game after and why that person?

Lamar Jackson (Heisman Trophy QB for the Louisville Cardinal) because we both love winning and are elusive.

LAFM: What advice you want to give to next year’s North DoSoto team?

Never lose focus or fall apart, always stick together, and remember the ultimate goal, which is a state championship.

LAFM: Who are some people you want to give a shout out to for putting you in the position that you are in today?

I want to give a shout out to God first for blessing me with the ability and also my Mom, teammates, and coaches for making me a better man.

 

(Interview done by Alex Martin)

Alex is from Cut Off, LA and is attending Louisiana State University and majoring in Sports administration with a minor in Business. He is also a graduate from South Lafourche High School. While at South Lafourche, Alex played baseball for the Tarpons earning All-District and All-Region honors. On weekends, Alex is a little league baseball coach and enjoys training youth baseball. At home, Alex enjoys time with family and friends.

 

About Jace LeJeune

Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is majoring in Journalism. This is Jace's third year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.