Rod Carey and his staff received a nice surprise on Wednesday when they received a commitment out of Michigan. Quarterback Rodney Hall announced his commitment to NIU.
Hall chose the Huskies over reported offers from Buffalo, EMU, Kent State, Syracuse, and WMU. Scout currently ranks him as a 3-star quarterback.all currently attends football powerhouse Cass Tech out of Detroit, Michigan. He continues the streak of great quarterbacks out of Cass Tech as this is the 8th consecutive year that their starting quarterback has received a scholarship to play at the next level.
NIU's class now stands at six as Hall is the first out of state recruit to join the class. Hall should serve as a leader for this upcoming recruiting class especially on the offensive side of the ball. Shortly after his commitment, 3-star OL Kendrick Green tweeted this at Hall.
Possibly a future teammate? https://t.co/pf8VcBuLq3— Kendrick J. Green (@The_fridge53) April 28, 2016
Shortly after Hall announced his decision, he explained to Hustle Belt why he chose NIU.
""It was the perfect fit. They want me to come play early and that's what I want to do in college, and I love the staff and they've showed that there the most interested in me in playing QB."
Hall wants to win while in college, and NIU has done just that over the past winning at least a share of the MAC West the past six seasons. Hall isn't just focused on athletics however, he is hoping to excel in classroom as a Physical Therapy major as well.
"Well I want to start and win! I want to win championships every year I'm at NIU. I will be studying Physical Therapy, so while I'm there I want to keep my GPA high."
He also explained to us that some schools were recruiting him as a QB, while others offered/recruited him as an athlete until they saw him throw in person.
Hall is a legitimate dual threat quarterback who brings a nice balance of speed along with a strong arm. Hall is a player who could thrive in NIU's offense and seems to be a perfect fit for the program.
Check out his junior highlights below courtesy of Hudl: