ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Trae Hall, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback from Henderson (Texas) High School, has committed to attend and play for the University of New Mexico.
Hall, a senior at Henderson, made the announcement Monday morning on his Twitter feed after having made an official recruiting visit to UNM over the weekend.
Last fall, Hall passed for 2,129 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 1,017 yards and 18 TDs. The Lions went 11-3 and reached the quarterfinals of the Texas Class 4A Division I playoffs before losing to eventual champion Carthage.
With Hall’s commitment, and that late Monday night of junior college running back Isaiah Floyd, UNM has 16 players signed or committed toward its 2018 recruiting class. Of those, 14 already have signed letters of intent. Eight of the 14 are enrolled for the spring semester and will be able to participate in spring practice.
The annual scholarship limit is 25.
Commitments are non-binding until a signed letter of intent is received by the school. Signing day for players like Hall and Floyd, who did not sign early, is Feb. 7.
Hall would be the fifth scholarship quarterback on UNM’s roster for the 2018 season. He would join redshirt sophomore Tevaka Tuioti, senior Coltin Gerhart, sophomore Bryson Carroll and junior Sheriron Jones, a junior-college transfer who signed in December.
He had scholarship offers from New Mexico State, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Tulane, Alcorn State and Incarnate Word as well as from UNM.