Jordan Hall's Ohio State career probably didn't go exactly as he (or really anyone else envisioned). Now he'll get to attempt to continue his playing days by trying out for his home state Steelers. Hall had previously stated he'd go through drills with his home state Pittsburgh Steelers, but as is customary in cases like these (think LeGarrette Blount, who agreed to turns with what seemed like half a dozen teams before ultimately landing in Tampa), tweeted he'd be joining Chris Fields in Washington D.C instead. A day after that, however, he deleted the original tweet and an Ohio State spokesperson said his representation said he'd be trying out with the Steelers after all. Though the tryout, if fruitful, would only guarantee a spot at the team's rookie mini-camp, it's hard to count out Hall – especially if he's fully healthy.
Originally thought of by the most casual fans as kind of a 'toss in' offer hailing from the same high school as Terrelle Pryor (though from a class later), Hall quickly proved he was his own player rushing for 248 yards (5.2 per touch) his freshman year. The next four seasons would prove to be a mix of injuries and somewhat unfulfilled promise (at least relative to how he looked early). Though each stent he was healthy, Hall was an instant impact player either catching passes out of the back field, lining up in the slot, or carrying the ball.
Touted by Urban Meyer as a potential difference maker his first year in Columbus, a series of freak accidents (including cutting his foot on glass) limited Hall in 2012. During an injury redshirt granted final season in Columbus, Hall was extremely effective gaining 6.6 yards per carry. For whatever reason, he fell out of favor with the staff late his senior year and stopped getting regular action over the final third of his career.
Pro day results
Weight: 196 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.80 seconds
Bench press: 20 reps of 225 pounds
Vertical jump: 30 ½ inches
20-yard shuttle: 4.44
3-cone drill: 7.05
Note: This post has been modified to reflect that after initially saying he was headed to tryout for the Steelers then saying he was instead going to Washington, Ohio State's Jerry Emig said Hall's representation says he's trying out in Pittsburgh after all.