October 21, 2007

Hale takes in WVU win

Four star defensive end Shayne Hale took an unofficial visit to West Virginia on Saturday and the Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway lineman came away impressed. Has Hale set up any official visits yet, and is he any closer to making a decision?

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound prospect runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and has the athleticism to wreak havoc on an opposing backfield. What did he think of his trip to Morgantown?

"I had a good time," Hale said. "It wasn't the first time I've been there but it was a good trip. The game was really good. They (West Virginia) were really impressive. I had to leave before the game ended but I'm glad I went. West Virginia is definitely up there on my list. It was just an unofficial so I'd like to get back there again."

In addition to West Virginia, Hale is considering offers from Michigan, Ohio State and Virginia. Does he have plans to visit any of those schools in the near future?

"No, right now I don't," he said. "I'll probably wait a little while before I decide where I'm going to take my visits but I don't have anything planned. I do plan on taking some officials though. It's pretty much down to Michigan, Ohio State, West Virginia and Virginia. I'd say they're about even."

Hale was active as a junior for Gateway, recording 105 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and five sacks. He's having another solid year and his stock couldn't be much higher. He is rated the No. 2 prospect in Pennsylvania and the No. 38 prospect on the Rivals100.

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