Alcorn State First to Offer Henderson’s Trae Hall
After guiding his team to 11 wins and a spot in the Class 4A Division I regional semifinals, Henderson junior quarterback Trae Hall picked up his first Division I offer.
Alcorn State became the first school to extend an offer to Hall, he announced on Twitter, Tuesday afternoon.
Hall (6-3, 185) is classified as a dual-threat quarterback. In 2016, he passed for 2,016 yards with 24 touchdowns and four interceptions, while finishing second on the team in rushing with 749 yards and six touchdowns on 80 attempts.
Henderson was 11-2 last season, sharing the District 9-4A Division I title with Kilgore, and advancing three rounds deep in the playoffs. The Lions were eliminated by eventual state champion and district rival Carthage, 33-31.
Alcorn State is an FCS school that is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Braves, who signed fellow East Texan Franklin Smith II of Liberty-Eylau last week, finished 2016 with a record of 5-6 (5-4 in SWAC play).
The SWAC program is located in Lorman, Miss., and is coached by Fred McNair, the older brother of the late Steve McNair, an Alcorn State alum and former NFL star quarterback.
Hall, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.