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Oct. 21, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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prep profiles Ohio Running Back Appreciates Notre Dame Atmosphere Youngstown (Ohio) Fitch running "I had a great talk with Coach Hiback Darrin Hall unofficially visited estand and Coach Alford before the South Bend for the Notre Dame-Mich- game," he said. "It was me, the two of igan State game Sept. 21 and left hop- them and my parents. We just talked ing for an offer from the Fighting Irish. about Notre Dame, going to school The 6-0, 195-pound prospect was there, the interest they have in me openly cheering and what they for the Irish from want to see out of Darrin Hall his seat in the me to get me that ✪✪✪✪ stands and was offer. It was just a Fitch High School glad to see them real good talk. Youngstown, Ohio pull out the close "They will conStatus: Not Offered 17‑13 win. tinue to evaluClass: Junior "It was a real ate me, watch my Position: Running Back good atmosphere, film, come see me Ht.: 6-0 • Wt.: 195 especially in the during the bye 40-Yard Dash: 4.39 fourth quarter," the week, and then I 247Sports Rankings: No. 11 prospect in Ohio, class of 2015 ball may have an offer No. 21 running back in the nation and No. 258 carrier said. "The after that." overall recruit in the country fans got pretty into Hall amassed it and showed the m o re t h a n 5 5 0 team that they had plenty of support yards on the ground and scored four and love in the stands. I found myself touchdowns in his first four games cheering for them, too, and realized this season, all victories. that it's definitely a place I could see "I'm just trying to do all I can for myself at. Hopefully I can get an offer my team to win," Hall mentioned. from them. "I love having the ball in my hands, "My mom was pretty excited during and I love that my coaches are giving the game, and she kept yelling, 'Go me plenty of opportunities to make Notre Dame.' It was pretty funny." plays. Notre Dame offensive line coach "I was actually telling Coach Alford Harry Hiestand is Hall's primary re- that my coach is a lot like him. I could cruiter, and the two have developed definitely play for him. I guess that's quite the early connection. The two, why I'm itching for that offer. He's along with running backs coach Tony a guy I could definitely run the ball Alford, spent some time together dur- hard for." ing the visit. — Tom Loy

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