High School: Was ranked the No. 67 running back in the country by ESPN and the No. 5 running back prospect in North Carolina as a prep senior at Oak Ridge Military Prep, which competed as an independent, in Oak Ridge, N.C. ... Rushed for 1,100 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in leading the Cadets to a perfect 10-0 record during his senior year. ... Earned first-team all-Seminole District and second-team all-Times honors by the Roanoke Times during his junior year at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Va., as he rushed for 1,437 yards with 17 touchdowns. ... Also had 150 receiving yards. ... Rushed for 839 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. ... Overall, he rushed for 3,376 yards and scored 42 touchdowns during his high school career, including a career-best 218 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns in a 14-6 win against Turner Ashby HS. ... Also ran track in high school, competing in the 100, 200 and 300 meters, as well as the 4x100-meter relay.
Personal: Born Dec. 5, 1991. ... One of six children of Tierra Hall. ... Plans on majoring in sports medicine at Utah State. ... Played at the same junior college as fellow Aggie signee Ronald Butler. ... Originally signed with Colorado out of high school and was also recruited by California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. ... Was recruited by Colorado and San Jose State as a junior college player, along with USU.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Rashad Hall: "Rashad is very good in open space and hard to tackle. He has breakaway speed and has really good ball skills out of the backfield."
6-0, 180-pound wide receiver from Decatur, Ala. (Golden West Junior College)
Junior College: Caught 27 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Also had 39 tackles and two interceptions as a safety. ... Helped the Rustlers to the Central Championship Bowl title during his freshman season as he had 29 catches for 439 yards and six touchdowns, to go along with four special teams tackles. ... Also a member of the Golden West College track and field team and competed in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, as well as both relays during his freshman year. ... Placed fifth at the Orange Empire Conference championship meet in both the 100 and 200 meters, and recorded a pair of third-place finishes on the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams.
High School: Earned all-region, all-area and honorable mention all-state honors as a defensive back during his senior season at Austin (Ala.) High School. ... Was an all-region, all-area and honorable mention all-state wide receiver as a junior. ... Also played soccer and basketball in high school and ran the 100, 200 and 400 meters along with being a member on both relay teams.
Personal: April 23, 1992. ... One of four children of Greg and Jennifer Nance. ... Cousin, Rishard Goode, is a freshman defensive back at Troy. ... His sister, Teosha Ray, is a freshman basketball player at Florida State Community College. ... Plans on majoring in criminal justice at Utah State. ... Was also recruited by Charlotte, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, Southern Mississippi and UAB.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Ryan Watson: "Ryan possesses great speed and can really stretch the field. He has great ball skills and is a good route runner, and we expect Ryan to come in and compete for playing time immediately."
6-0, 200-pound quarterback from Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler High School)
High School: Earned first-team all-state and first-team all-district honors as a prep senior at Chandler (Ariz.) High School as he was 211-of-316 (.668) passing for 3,065 yards with 27 touchdowns and just six interceptions. ... Passed for at least 400 yards five times during his senior season. ... Also rushed for 347 yards and seven touchdowns as he helped the Wolves to a 7-4 record. ... Was named the U.S. Marine Corps Elite Warrior Arizona Player of the Year and National Football Foundation Danny White Award winner as the top quarterback in Arizona as a prep senior. ... Was also his high school's MVP and a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. ... Earned honorable mention all-state and first-team all-section honors during his junior year as he completed 108 of 180 passes for 2,051 yards with 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. ... Ranks first all time at Chandler HS in career passing yards (5,450) and career passing touchdowns (50), while also ranking first for a single season in passing yards (3,056), passing touchdowns (27), completions (211), attempts (316) and completion percentage (.668). ... Was also named the 2012 Semper Fidelis Junior Rank Southwest Combine Offensive MVP.
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