July 12, 2007

Five-star LB Hale may not be down to four

Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway standout Shayne Hale (6-foot-3, 235 pounds, 4.5 seconds) is the top inside linebacker in the nation. Virginia head coach Al Groh is known for his work with linebackers so it was only mild surprise when the five-star prospect listed Virginia as one of his finalists. As stories ran about Hale's final four schools, rumors began to surface that Hale is open to more schools. Is his top four final?

"It is not final, final. It could end up being that way but I am keeping my options open for now," said Hale.

Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan and Ohio State are the four schools that Hale currently feels are his top choices.

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