With less than 48 hours remaining until the start of national signing day, it's now down to four schools for 4-star defensive end Terrell Hall, one of the nation's top uncommitted recruits.
Hall tweeted his final four of Alabama, Florida State, Maryland and Ole Miss on Monday afternoon in the new standard form of the iPhone note screenshot with team-specific emojis:
Hall, who decommitted from Ohio State last August, will announce his college decision at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday at his high school, St. John's College in Washington, D.C. The decision will be televised on ESPNU.
The nation's No. 6 weak-side defensive end is a high 4-star, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. However, 247Sports' own list has him as a 5-star and the No. 23 overall recruit.
Hall stands at 6'5" and weighs 250 pounds. His incredible physical gifts have made him such a high-rising recruit in the class of 2016.
"Physically, Hall is the freak defensive lineman of the 2016 class," Barton Simmons of 247Sports wrote. "Though he's raw, he's got the highest defensive end ceiling in this class. An injury prevented him from playing in any All-American games which could have driven his rating even higher."
Hall also has great versatility on the defensive side of the ball. He told Bleacher Report's Tyler Donohue last year he could play multiple positions at the college level.
"I can play middle linebacker, defensive end and outside linebacker. I bring a lot to the table," Hall said, per Donohue. "It makes it hard for an offense to find a way to stop me. You have to worry about where I am before the snap—whether I'm going to drop back in coverage, rush off the edge or line up over your guard."
Defending national champion Alabama is said to be the leader for Hall's signing, with 77 percent of the 22 Crystal Ball Predictions at 247Sports going the Tide's direction.
"They prepare you to be the best player and also the best person as far as pushing you to be great everyday," Hall said of Alabama, per Hank South of 247Sports. "I stayed until Monday, so I got to see their first workout since the national championship game. ... They’re gonna push you day in and day out."
The Alabama coaches visited Hall before he went to Ole Miss for his final official visit over the weekend. He also officially visited Florida State on Dec. 11 and Maryland on Jan. 16.
Maryland is the only other program that has received more than one Crystal Ball prediction for Hall.
New Terps defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, a native of Washington, D.C., recruited Hall for Alabama prior to his arrival at Maryland, per Ahmed Ghafir of 247Sports.
"Earlier this season, Maryland appeared out of the race for the prized former Ohio State commit," Ghafir wrote. "But assistant coach Aazaar Abul-Rahim, head coach D.J. Durkin and associate head coach Mike London have put the full-court press on Hall and the four-star has become increasingly more receptive to the Terrapins’ pitch."
Whether he decides to stay close to home with Maryland or heads south to SEC or ACC country, one thing is for sure—Hall is going to make one fanbase extremely happy come Wednesday afternoon.
Recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.
Justin Ferguson is a college football writer at Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @JFergusonBR.