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He made waves by being listed as the starting fullback out of Spring, notably over Richard Samuel, when the post Spring depth chart was released. He is 5-11 and about 240. He is member of #teammustache. And he is playing fullback with reckless abandon, which is what is getting his coach's attention right now.
He’s not perfect by any means but he knows who to hit, he comes with a lot of hat-speed,” Richt said, referring to speed while blocking. He’s putting his hat in the right spot.”For what it is worth, the head coach talking about the fullback being able to block doesn't bother me. For my money, fullbacks need to be able to block, then worry about running. If Hall came out of Spring practices ahead of Samuel and Ogletree, it is fair to say he is doing quite well with blocking. That is why he was listed as the biggest surprise coming out of Spring.
I think it is his willingness to hit the crap out of people:
"It's not that much different from linebacker," said Hall, now a redshirt freshman. "You just hit the c--- out of people."Now, that is a quote I can get behind. Hall is a bit of a mystery and being a walk-on will be a source of consternation if he is the starter until he shows what he has in games. However, if he isn't afraid to use his hat-speed to hit the crap out of someone looking to tackle a Georgia player with the football and can do so competently play after play, I don't care. That is all I need to know about Merritt Hall.