Hard work pays for new DL Hall

Posted: June 18, 2014 at 3:37 a.m.

Jake Hall of Springdale Har-Ber High School gets set up against the offensive line of Rogers High School Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale

First in a series profiling newcomers to the Arkansas football team. Jake Hall was told by some college coaches early in the recruiting process that, based on his then-250-pound, not-so-firm build, he would be best served honing his skills to become an offensive lineman if he wanted to play football on the collegiate level.

Jake Hall at a glance

CLASS Freshman

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-5, 255 pounds

POSITION Defensive end

HIGH SCHOOL Springdale Har-Ber

NOTEWORTHY Had 67 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 2 pass breakups and a recovered fumble as a senior. … Recorded 50 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 4 quarterback hurries and 3 forced fumbles as a junior. … Played on a Har-Ber defensive line that included Alabama freshman tackle Josh Frazier. … First-team All-Arkansas Preps. … Chose Arkansas over Louisiana-Monroe and Cincinnati.

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