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3-star DE Hall calls the Hogs

Jake Hall becomes the No. 18 commitment for the Hogs.

Jake Hall spent about five months working overtime for his dream offer, and a few days after receiving it, he announced his decision.

Hall, a three-star defensive end from Springdale Har-Ber, has become Arkansas’ 18th commitment for 2014 on Sunday, according to his head coach, Chris Wood. Hall’s also the Razorbacks’ fourth in-state pledge for that class.

Hall (6-5, 235 pounds) chose the Hogs over offers from Cincinnati and Louisiana-Monroe. He had also been talking to Oklahoma State and Memphis.

Hall, a lifelong Razorback fan, is ranked the No. 41 strongside defensive end in the nation and the No. 8 player in the state of Arkansas.

Razorbacks Coach Bret Bielema offered Hall a scholarship Wednesday night after meeting with Hall and Hall’s parents. The next day, Hall said he wanted to focus on his team’s game with Rogers before talking to his parents about making a commitment.

In January, Hall started a vigorous training program in hopes of earning an Arkansas offer, shedding about 20 pounds, and he made a big impression on Razorbacks defensive line coach Charlie Partridge at the Hogs’ camp during the summer.

Since then, Hall has made at least six unofficial visits to the UA.

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