Daeshon Hall Commits to Texas A&M: What 4-Star DE Brings to Aggies

Jake MartinCorrespondent IIIFebruary 6, 2013

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Johnny Manziel will have help on both sides of the ball in 2013 thanks to a tremendous recruiting class.

The latest addition involving 4-star defensive end Daeshon Hall (reported by 247sports.com) further improves Texas A&M's top-10 recruiting class with a special talent.

Could this be the eventual replacement for Damontre Moore? In case you went to grab some popcorn or do your laundry every time Johnny Football trotted off the field (totally understandable), you should know that Moore meant everything to this Aggies defense last year.

He led the Aggies in both tackles and sacks, and that's not a common feat for defensive ends. Moore declared for the draft in December, so this put pressure on head coach Kevin Sumlin to bring home a solid defensive end recruit.

He did just that by signing Hall. Hall, who was previously committed to Washington, decided to switch at the last minute and choose Texas A&M.

Obviously, this is a big pickup because the Aggies will look for players to try and replace Moore at the defensive end position. Easier said than done.

But if you look at the raw talents of Hall, he could prove to be another great defensive lineman in the SEC. Hall will need to add weight to his frame, as he stands at 6'6" and weighs 235 pounds.

There's nothing to worry about, though. College coaches are incredibly effective at building athletes and making them stronger. Just look at how LSU strengthened Barkevious Mingo throughout these years.

Hall's athleticism is vibrant, and his lateral movement is impressive. And though Hall is lengthy, he's shown good, low pad level with a certain flash that should make Texas A&M fans giddy inside.

The early scouting reports on Hall describe him as more of a run-stopper than a pass-rusher, but there's no reason to believe this Texas A&M staff can't take his natural abilities and transform him into an elite pass-rusher. He has the ability. 

Texas A&M outdid itself with this pickup. Through the Aggies' recruiting, Texas A&M is really making a run at challenging for the SEC West crown next year.

Ricky Seals-Jones and JaQuay Williams will join Manziel on the offense, while Isaiah Golden, Justin Manning and Hall lay a strong foundation for the Aggies' defensive line for years to come.

Buckle up SEC fans, it looks like the Aggies are just getting started in the SEC.