From the moment he stepped on the University of Memphis campus last December, quarterback Arkelon Hall looked as if he belonged.
He flashed a relaxed, easy smile and displayed an upbeat, outgoing nature.
Nearly nine months later — on the eve of his Division 1-A debut — nothing has changed. There’s not a hand he won’t shake, a teammate he won’t hug or a stranger he won’t acknowledge as he strolls into the Murphy Athletic Complex before a UofM practice.
A junior college transfer from the College of the Sequoias in California, Hall (6-3, 220) is scheduled to start Saturday night in Oxford, Miss., when the Tigers open their season against Ole Miss.
It’s an atmosphere, and a situation, Hall relishes.