Tyler Lee’s Zach Hall Commits to SFA
Tyler Lee's Zach Hall became the second East Texas recruit in the 2016 class to offer up a verbal commitment to Stephen F. Austin in less than a week.
Hall (5-11, 170) pledged to play football for the Lumberjacks during his official visit to the Nacogdoches campus on Sunday, joining Liberty-Eylau quarterback Ke'Mon Freeman, who committed to SFA on Jan. 12.
The Lee quarterback chose SFA, an FCS program, despite holding offers from FBS competitors Baylor, Missouri, Texas Tech, and ULM.
Hall was a three-year starter at quarterback at Lee, but his athleticism will afford him the opportunity to play multiple positions on either side of the ball.
He put up solid numbers numbers in 2015 despite playing less than 70 percent of his team's games because of a midseason knee injury.
Hall, the ETSN.fm Preseason Super Team Offensive Player of the Year, contributed more than 1,700 total yards to his team’s explosive offense as its dual-threat signal caller. He hit 3,000 total yards in 2014 to help guide Tyler Lee to a Class 6A bi-district playoff appearance.
Tyler Lee never scored less than 35 points with Hall behind center this past season, and averaged nearly 47 points per game. The end result was a 5-5 overall record and a three-way tie for third place in District 11-6A with a 4-3 record. Tyler Lee missed the postseason on tiebreakers.
SFA is certainly no stranger to attracting local talent. The ‘Jacks currently have more than a dozen players from their roster that hail from the East Texas area. Coached by Clint Conque, SFA finished 4-7 overall and 4-5 in league play last season. It begins the 2016 campaign Sept. 3 at Texas Tech.
Hall, like all 2016 prospects, cannot enter into a binding agreement with any university until National Signing Day, which is Feb. 3.