2021 DB Hallman lists UM as early co-leader, has family ties to program

2021 DB Hallman lists UM as early co-leader, has family ties to program

Stefan Adams
While the Miami Hurricanes have been busy trying to wrap up their 2020 class, that hasn’t stopped the coaching staff from looking ahead with an eye on 2021. After cornerbacks coach Mike Rumph evaluated his film 2 weeks back, 2021 University School (FL) DB Ricardo Hallman landed a Miami offer, something he says he’s been waiting for.

“I have been waiting on this. Coach Rumph came to the school and my coach told me they watched film on me,” Hallman said. “I was able to get coach Rumph’s number through my coach and we had a couple conversations. He told me to call him while I was on my way back from a workout and he just told me I had the offer.”

How did it feel getting an offer from a school he’s always admired?

“It feels great. I grew up a big fan of the U, that’s all I used to watch on TV,” Hallman said. “I’m still a big fan, so an offer from them was really big for me. I’m definitely going to try to set up a visit soon, it would be after their bowl game.”

Another aspect in UM’s favor here? The fact that Hallman is cousins with Miami redshirt freshman striker Gilbert Frierson.

“Gilbert hit me up and he told me congratulations,” Hallman said. “He said ‘We want to see you here’. He was telling me Miami would be a good spot for me and I’d love it here.”

Hallman is listed as an athlete by some recruiting services, but he mostly focused on playing cornerback for U-School this season, and that is the position UM is recruiting him at as well.

“My film is mostly all for corner, so coach Rumph told me I’d fit in as a corner and he said I’d be a great corner for the Hurricanes,” Hallman said.

Growing up a fan of the Canes has made Hallman well-versed in UM football history, and the type of bravado that came with being a Hurricane is something that attracts him to the program.

“Going back to the old days, with Miami being DBU, they had so many great players coming out like Sean Taylor, Ed Reed, Antrelle Rolle, all the big-time secondary players,” Hallman said. “I like the toughness Miami brings, the swagger that comes with being a Cane, I love everything about it.”

The 6-0 185 pound prospect says he watched all of Miami’s games this season and Hallman gave his take on the 6-6 regular season that Manny Diaz delivered in his first year as head coach.

“This year was Manny’s first year, and they had some good moments, but they had too many bad moments. But that’s going to happen with any team,” Hallman said. “I feel like especially with the recruiting class they’re getting, it’s a really bright future for them and I really expect the Canes to be good in the future.”

Elsewhere in this recruitment, the Michigan Wolverines have been coming after Hallman since the summer and the U-School star lists them his co-leader along with Miami. Baylor and Boston College are other Power 5 programs that have offered Hallman as of now.

“I talk to the University of Michigan a lot. They’ve definitely been the team I’ve been most in touch with aside from Miami,” Hallman said. “Probably right now it’s a tie between Michigan and Miami, but I think once I get a chance to see Miami, the campus, be around the football area, I think that would probably change.”

It looks like a decision might not be too far off for Hallman, but he has no set timetable in mind currently.

“I haven’t given much though to it yet. I know I’d want to commit sooner rather than later, but I’m not sure of a time yet,” he said.

During his junior season, Hallman helped University School to an 8-3 record, but the Sharks fell in the playoffs to Cardinal Gibbons, 35-17. Hallman certainly did his part make the 2019 season a success, landing on first team all-county after recording 8 interceptions, 20 solo tackles, and 5 PBU’s on the year.

 

Comments (21)

I don't mind this kid, but I like some of the other small corners better. Staff probably playing the Frierson angel and looking for easy commit. Or just a fake offer

Is it just me or does he look smaller than 6'0
 
He looks smaller than 6'0 185 but I like the offer. He tracks the ball very well.
 
Definitely not 6 foot however we need to take this kid.
This is the exact player we would’ve waited on in the past and tried to come in at the 11th hour on to only fail.

im sure the staff realizes that. Then again who knows.
 
Take in my book. He’ll get bigger & maybe taller by fall 2021 so relax on measurable. He’s already bigger than Bandy if comparing.

Great ball skills & return ability. Relies on his breaking speed to make plays. Technique is solid for current stage. Will have to show physicality his SR year in run game.
 
I don't mind this kid, but I like some of the other small corners better. Staff probably playing the Frierson angel and looking for easy commit. Or just a fake offer

Is it just me or does he look smaller than 6'0
Seen him play a few this year dont remember him sticking out in particular. I think hes a bit shorter than 6'0. Film looks pretty good though. I saw the pick 6 against Hialeah. Hialeah has some pretty good skill wr's too. He is pretty battle tested. Lets see how he goes through the spring evals...there is some good coaches at U School...and u have to lay the ground work for the kid Brandon Innis who will be a phenom.

In Broward i like Knowles, Mcburrows more so....
 
Seen him play a few this year dont remember him sticking out in particular. I think hes a bit shorter than 6'0. Film looks pretty good though. I saw the pick 6 against Hialeah. Hialeah has some pretty good skill wr's too. He is pretty battle tested. Lets see how he goes through the spring evals...there is some good coaches at U School...and u have to lay the ground work for the kid Brandon Innis who will be a phenom.

In Broward i like Knowles, Mcburrows more so....
O'Brien at Deerfield too?

In dade even if you skip Marshall and Collier who are gonna go elsewhere you got Burns, and the other Palmetto kid whose tape I really liked.
 
Holding out for that Auburn offer
 
Note to some out there.

If it's after midnight and you're dropping negative cliches on a message board, it's time to call a 1-800 number to talk to someone about current state of mind.
 
So let's see, he:

-Lists UM as early co-leader
-Has family ties to program
-Got his long-awaited UM offer
-Admires Sean Taylor, Ed Reed, Antrel Rolle
-Admires the UM toughness and swagger

Yup, he's headed elsewhere.
And Rumph is recruiting him.
 
Sounds like he will be a Cane. Good.
 
In a not f***** up reality, I hope this kid likes the future CB coach better than Rumph.
 
Funny Rumph still handing out offers when he will be fired after the bowl game.
 
Seen him play a few this year dont remember him sticking out in particular. I think hes a bit shorter than 6'0. Film looks pretty good though. I saw the pick 6 against Hialeah. Hialeah has some pretty good skill wr's too. He is pretty battle tested. Lets see how he goes through the spring evals...there is some good coaches at U School...and u have to lay the ground work for the kid Brandon Innis who will be a phenom.

In Broward i like Knowles, Mcburrows more so....
Going to need a big class of corners anyway with Blades,Ivey being juniors and possibly Bandy leaving early
 
So let's see, he:

-Lists UM as early co-leader
-Has family ties to program
-Got his long-awaited UM offer
-Admires Sean Taylor, Ed Reed, Antrel Rolle
-Admires the UM toughness and swagger

Yup, he's headed elsewhere.
Lock thread! Too funny, yet so true! 🤦‍
 

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