At times, one can simply see a prospect that oozes potential, even at a young age.  That is what Phenom Hoop Report saw two years ago at the Phenom Summer Havoc in Greensboro.

Watching a young PJ Hall at that time, he simply displayed a high-level skillset that we knew would translate to the next level easily.  Fast forward to today, 2020 big man has narrowed his list down to five schools to Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee.

“All five schools in my top five have stressed to me time and time again that if I were to come there, they would develop me and I already fit their system and how they to use me.”


One of the hardest working prospects that anyone could watch, it has all paid off for the South Carolina big man, as he spoke more about the relationships he has been able to develop with each school and what stands out.

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What He Said:

Clemson: “Clemson being the only in-state school, they’ve done a great job recruiting me.  I had a great relationship with Lucas McKay who is now with UMKC.  Now, Coach Bender and Coach Brownell are recruiting me the most.”

Virginia Tech: “With Virginia Tech, I’ve known Coach Young literally my whole life.  He coached my dad when my dad played at Wofford.  He was an assistant at the time.  Chester Frazier recruited me when he was at Kansas State, now he’s an assistant at VT so I know the staff very well.

Florida: “I met the coaches a few years back when I was down there for my sister when she visited there in high school.  So, then a couple of years later, they offered me and the relationship has grown ever since.”

Georgia Tech: “GT has stressed to me time and time again how they need me for their offense and how much they would play through me.  I talk to them almost daily.  Julian Swartz has been recruiting me and we have a really solid relationship.”

Tennessee: “When Tennessee offered me earlier this year, it was really cool because growing up, that is where my dad lived.  He told me when he was a kid that is where he wanted to go play.  We still go see his mom a good big, so I’m in Tennessee every once in a while.  I have a great relationship with Coach Barnes and the rest of the staff.  Rob Lanier, who was recruiting me before he got the job at Georgia State, did a great job with me as well.”