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After landing a commitment from talented California CB D.J. Harvey on the Fourth of July, Virginia Tech extended a few West Coast offers in the aftermath including one to 2022 four-star DB Sione Hala.
Hala had this to say about receiving a Virginia Tech offer.
"I was appreciative another school believed in me and I heard good things about Virginia Tech so I was extremely happy," Hala said.
The Hokies joined a quality offer list for Hala that also includes West Coast powers like Oregon and Washington along with Arkansas, Kansas, and FIU.
Hala received the offer during a conversation with recruiting assistant Beau Davidson with CBs coach Ryan Smith also having a heavy involvement in extending the offer to Hala. While the conversation with Davidson was short, Hala told us that it was a "good" conversation with Hala coming away from it feeling that Tech is prepared to increased their pursuit of him going forward.
The Hokies offered Hala as a defensive back and given his size at 6'2'', he feels comfortable in a multitude of positions even in a hybrid linebacker role.
"DB in general; I don’t mind what position or even an OLB because I do play in the box on some occasions," Hala said on where specifically Tech offered him.
He's definitely an intriguing talent who has some characteristics similar to current Tech nickelback/whip linebacker Chamarri Conner. That shows with the stats as he told us that he "was 2nd in sacks in and 3rd in tackles in our division" last fall. Given how Tech's defense has evolved to using the whip linebacker spot as more of a fifth defensive back, Hala could be an extremely good fit in VT's defense.
Overall, Hala feels that this offer will have an impact on his recruitment and may boost his profile among other schools.
"Well VT is a great school, knowing that, I know this offer does put me on other schools' radars," Hala said.
Keep an eye on Sione Hala as a 2022 recruit to watch who may also be a very good fit for Virginia Tech's defense as the Hokies continue to keep an eye on West Coast stars.