Dae’vonn Hall grew up a lifelong Nebraska fan. On Tuesday the 6-foot-2, 175-pound receiver came one step closer to realizing his dream in a phone call with Nebraska inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud.
“He introduced himself to me and we talked a little bit about my season and how it went,” the Bellevue West freshman said of the conversation. “The coaching staff saw my film this morning (Tuesday) after their practice and they showed it to some of their players. He (Ruud) said the players and coach (Scott) Frost liked what they saw.”
Hall started six of the T-Birds seven games he appeared in, catching six passes for 104 yards and one touchdown. He also had one carry for 84 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
The exact words from Ruud as Hall recalls were, “Coach Frost and the football team would like to offer you a scholarship.”
When the conversation ended Hall said there was a lot of smiling and excitement although he isn’t ready to commit to a school just yet.”
“I have dreamed of this (NU offer) my whole life,” he said. “I’m going to keep my options open right now.”
One of those options is Iowa. The Hawkeyes offered Hall on September 8. Bellevue West senior receiver Keagan Johnson, committed to Iowa in May.
“He (Johnson) doesn’t talk much to me about it,” Hall said. “He kind of leaves me alone about it.”
Missouri, Kansas, and Minnesota are others that have been in contact with Bellevue West coach Michael Huffman regarding Hall.
The T-Birds have had a nice run of power conference pass catchers. 2020 graduate Zavier Betts is a freshman at Nebraska, while 2022 tight ends Micah Riley and Kaden Helms hold multiple power conference offers including Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Iowa State and Michigan State.