A major talent with the potential to become one of the nation's top young players this fall ... Moved into the top spot at the boundary cornerback position during the spring ... Performed well in all phases of the game ... Has excellent coverage skills and can defend the run ... Ranks as the Hokies' best athlete ... Combines good size with tremendous speed and quickness ... Ran a 4.31 40 during the spring and turned in the fastest NFL shuttle time on the team at 3.78 seconds ... Has a 37-inch vertical jump ... Selected second-team on the preseason 2002 All-BIG EAST squad picked by The Sporting News ... Was one of four true freshmen to see action last year ... Became an immediate contributor ... Provided quality relief for Ronyell Whitaker at the boundary corner spot ... Saw action in every game and got a start at Temple ... Averaged 20.2 snaps per game on defense ... Also played special teams ... Tied for second on the team in interceptions with three ... A fourth-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News ... Has an extremely bright future if he continues to work hard ... 2001: Turned in the fastest 40-yard dash among the freshmen at 4.37 in preseason strength and conditioning testing ... Also bench pressed 300 pounds ... Played in all 11 games, starting one ... Had 42 tackles on the year ... Recorded 24 solo stops, 18 assists, three pass breakups and three interceptions ... Got his first collegiate action in the opener against Connecticut ... Had three tackles, two assists and also recorded an interception against the Huskies ... Had a solo tackle on 10 defensive plays versus Western Michigan ... Was in on three tackles at Rutgers ... Broke a bone in his hand during that game, forcing him to play with a cast against UCF ... Had two solo tackles and an assist against the Golden Knights ... Played 25 snaps on defense at West Virginia, recording three solo stops ... Saw action on nine defensive snaps against Boston College, collecting two solo tackles and an assist ... Collected his second interception of the year at Pittsburgh, returning it 35 yards ... Also had seven tackles in that game ... Made his first career start at Temple ... Played a season-high 78 total snaps, recording six solo tackles, five assists, two passes broken up and an interception ... Recorded one solo tackle, four assists and a PBU at Virginia ... Had an assisted tackle against No. 1 Miami ... Was in on four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, during Tech's Gator Bowl game against Florida State ... Shared the George Preas Award as the most valuable defensive performer during spring practice ... Posted four tackles and broke up a pass during the Maroon-White game ... High School: Had an outstanding senior season for Coach David Cox, helping Deep Creek to the state AAA Division 6 championship game ... Scored 30 touchdowns and rushed for over 1,300 yards ... Also intercepted nine passes, posted over 100 tackles and had 16 tackles for loss ... Averaged 10 yards every time he touched the ball ... Was named a SuperPrep All-American and ranked the No. 9 defensive back in the nation and No. 2 player in Virginia by that publication ... Also earned All-America honors from PrepStar which named him the No. 3 defensive back and No. 12 overall prospect in the Atlantic Region, and from Student Sports, which rated him the No. 13 cornerback in the nation ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report listed him the No. 41 player in the Mid-Atlantic Region ... A first-team Group AAA defensive back pick by The Associated Press ... Selected first-team all-state as a DB and kick returner by the coaches ... Ranked the No. 2 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Tidewater Player of the Year as a senior ... Also the Norfolk Sports Club Player of the Year ... Earned all-district player of the year honors and was named to the all-district team as a running back, defensive back and return man ... Averaged 9.8 yards a carry during his junior year and added seven picks ... Was the district offensive and defensive player of the year as a junior and a first-team pick as a defensive back on the All-Tidewater team ... Ran a sub 4.4 time in the 40 at Tech's summer football camp in 2000 ... Was a sprinter on the track team ... Placed sixth at the junior nationals in the 60-meter dash as a junior ... Third in state AAA long jump as a senior ... Personal: DeAngelo Eugene Hall ... Born 11/19/83 in Chesapeake, VA ... Son of Joan Hall ... Enrolled in university studies.
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