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Gadsden cornerback to play at Fort Valley

Jamell Hall signed a scholarship to play football at Fort Valley State.

He played cornerback as a senior at Gadsden County High School during the 2017 fall season. The 6-ft., 175-lb. Hall was typically matched against opposing teams’ best receivers – a major reason why the Jaguars didn’t allow many passes in the secondary.

Of the 472 plays he was on the field, Hall allowed only nine passes all season. He had two interceptions, three pass break-ups, and one fumble recovery. He was a disciplined and efficient player with just two penalties.

Hall had seven interceptions during his junior year at West Gadsden. In the Florida-Georgia “War of the Border” Senior All-Star game, Hall excelled again with an interception, two pass break-ups and no passes allowed.

“I’ve watched Jamell develop since my first year coaching at East Gadsden when he was a 9th grader,” Gadsden County Defensive Backs Coach Joseif Pinkston said. “He transferred to West Gadsden, and I was happy to be reunited with him upon the merger and creation of GCHS. He’s always been a ‘yes-sir’ kid that loves the game of football.”

Hall is primarily known for his speed and hopes to run track in addition to playing football in college. Fort Valley State plays Florida A&M University to open the 2018 season.

Special to the Herald