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Bellevue West 2024 Wide Receiver Dae’vonn Hall Focused on Getting Better This Summer

August 02, 2021

Sometimes it is easy to forget that high school kids had their lives upended during the pandemic. For 2024 Bellevue West wide receiver Dae’vonn Hall, he is just happy to be getting back to a sense of normalcy. That has meant being able to hang out with his teammates in a normal setting.

“It’s been really cool. Finally getting everybody together and practicing has been great,” Hall said. “Playing against each other and being competitive has been good. Being able to interact without masks and being able to see everybody’s face has been nice. All in all, it’s been a really nice summer.”

As Hall works with his team this summer, he’s focused on one specific area of his game to improve: becoming a better route runner. He’s working on the details of how many steps to take, when to break routes off and how to vary the speed of his routes. Hall has also worked hard at learning the playbook so things can come faster for him on the football field.

His coaches and teammates have been helping him along and encouraging him with the playbook. That’s not the only area that his teammates have been helpful in. Since he’s had several teammates go on to play college football he can pick the brain of guys that he knows about the recruiting process. Class of 2022 prospects Micah Riley-Ducker and Kaden Helms have given Hall advice.

“One of the main things that they told me is focus on yourself,” Hall said. “Just take the process as it comes. Don’t worry about getting yourself out there because you’re going to be out there. You’re good player. Don’t stay focused on being in the media too much, work on your game a lot. Then everything will come together. Those are the main things they’ve told me.”

Hall made his way to Iowa City the last weekend of July to check out the Hawkeyes. He said the visit was eye-opening since he was finally able to speak with the Iowa coaches in person. Beyond that trip he didn’t have any planned for the quiet period. This fall he wants to check out games at North Carolina, Iowa and Nebraska for sure.

It’s early in the process for the 2024 wide receiver but he has a clear idea of what he is judging them on as he talks to schools.

“Right now, it’s do they use their wide receivers?” Hall said. “I’m not going to a school that’s always going to use their running backs or they always only have a really good running back every year.

“I also look at stuff how the coaches interact with their players and how the players interact with their coaches. Are they respectful? Also how they interact with other people on social media or their teammates.”

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