Hall in the Family

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This is the time of year when we await the college commitments of a number of blue chip recruits. Difficult decisions can take longer than expected, but occasionally we are surprised with a quick trigger. Kansas City defensive end Derek Hall has pulled a stunner by giving his verbal pledge to Stanford, despite never having seen the school.

Recent comments from Stanford head coach Walt Harris expressed concern over the depth and future for the Cardinal on the defensive line.  He has his top three players graduating, with the lone rising senior for 2006 moving over to the offensive line.  Given that context, Harris must have been pleased to land his second nationally ranked defensive end recruit within a span of two weeks in...