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Update: 2018 TX DB Erick Hallett

March 21, 2017
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2018 Cy-Fair (Texas) cornerback Erick Hallett has heard a lot about Notre Dame over the past few months from his former teammate, Brock Wright, who is already on campus in South Bend. However, the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder has also heard from the Irish staff recently.

“I spoke with Coach Elko last week before their break,” Hallett told Irish Sports Daily. “He was telling me how he liked my film and is interested in getting to know me. He said he just got hired at Notre Dame and he was looking forward to telling me more about himself too.”

As for Wright, the two the are good friends, and the three-star prospect believes the tight end is loving it in South Bend.

“He tells me that he loves it every week,” laughed Hallett. “He loves it up there at Notre Dame.”

So what’s it like tackling the 6-foot-5, 252-pounder?

“It’s like tackling a brick wall,” said Hallett.

Hallett holds early offers from Massachusetts, Nevada, and Stephen F. Austin and he believes they like his ability to be a smart football player.

“I have a good ability to read plays, and my play recognition is high,” explained Hallett.  “I have a good break on the ball, and I have a high football IQ. I have good speed too.

“I just started playing cornerback as a sophomore. I have watched a lot of film, but being out there and experiencing things has helped me. It has all kind of come together at once.”

The move to the cornerback is one Hallett has fully embraced as he recorded 28 tackles, four interceptions, 12 pass breakups and one forced fumble in 2016. The Texas native loves competition, and that is something that comes every play at his position.

“A lot of people rely on you as your kind of like the last line of defense,” he stated. “You have to hold your own out there. I like to take on competition and play the best.”

Up next for Hallett will be a visit to an in-state program, and then he will start planning some other trips for later this spring.

“I have a Texas State visit coming up this weekend,” said Hallett. “After that visit, I will set up a few more visits.

“I have spoken with Toledo, Texas State, Tulsa, Texas Tech, and there are a few other schools too.”

On the visits, Hallett will be paying close attention to life as a student-athlete. Hallett wants to be able to experience life on and off the field to get a better understanding of each program.

“I want to see how the coaches interact with players and see what kind of person they are,” said Hallett. “I also want to see if the school fits me academically, but I also want to see the class sizes as well.”

Hallett appreciates knowing he has an opportunity to play big-time college football, and that the time he has put into his craft is paying off.

“It just means a lot to me,” he stated. “It means my hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. I like making my parents proud.”

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