Why Skyline wide receiver Miles Hall could be a ‘hidden gem’ for BYU football

Hall is a three-year starting wide receiver at Skyline High School committed to the Cougars

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skyline High School wide receiver Miles Hall during football practice, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

Miles Hall couldn’t afford to travel to all the football camps many up-and-coming high school football players attend as a way to develop their skills and get noticed by universities.

As a result, the senior wide receiver and safety at Skyline High School largely flew under the recruiting radar.

Hall had just one offer from Idaho State early on in his school career before making appearances at more local camps put on by BYU, Utah and Utah State. He eventually garnered offers from the Aggies and Cougars, and committed to BYU in July.

Now, as a senior with the Eagles and with his college decision all but behind him, Hall is starting to turn heads in the Utah prep football world. He made three touchdown receptions for 116 yards and added nine tackles in Skyline’s opening-week 55-7 win over Juan Diego.

But Hall’s numbers came as no surprise to his teammates who have been on teams with him since before high school.

“He’s been doing this since he was 14 years old,” said Eagles senior quarterback Josh Calvert, who has played with Hall since little league when they were in seventh grade.

Hall is considered a three-star prospect by 24/7 Sports and a “hard commit” to BYU. While he hasn’t yet signed on the dotted line, he also isn’t currently fielding any other offers.

“For right now, I’m all with BYU,” Hall said. “I still post my highlights and stuff, but I haven’t taken any other visits or talked to any schools.”

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skyline High School wide receiver Miles Hall during football practice, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

BYU is getting a player in Hall that teammates and coaches say is humble, team-first and leads by example. Senior running back Porter Brockman said any time Hall scores, he makes sure to thank his teammates and especially the offensive linemen for helping him do so.

The Cougars are also getting a player with plenty of speed. On the track team, his best time in the 100-meter dash is 11.26 seconds, per the running website athletic.net.

“Ever since I’ve known him, he’s been faster than everyone else, and I think he’s stayed that way,” Brockman said.

Hall was impressed by Kalani Sitake and the rest of the coaching staff, he said. One big reason he chose BYU was because he felt like the positions he would get to play there would put him in a good position to go pro. He hopes to be a contributor on special teams in his freshman season and work his way up from there.

Hall also has several friends who will play for the Cougars, including Springville’s Ryder Burton.

When Hall isn’t waking up at 5 a.m. to make the 6 a.m. team workouts — he lives about 20 minutes away from Skyline’s campus — and playing football, he’s swimming at the lake or roller skating with his teammates and friends. Calvert said Hall “loves” McDonald’s and “could probably eat there every single day.” Calvert added that Hall is a fan of Michael Jackson and has some sweet dance moves — including a moonwalk.

Hall admits to music being one of his passions. He listens to most every genre, except rock. And, he believes Drake is the “best rapper alive right now.”

Skyline second-year coach John Rowbotham described Hall as “a full package” who has his best football yet ahead of him. His teammates believe that, too, with Calvert saying the Cougars may have found a hidden gem.

“BYU, they’re so lucky to get him,” Calvert said. “He’s going to get there and … they’ll develop him and he’ll get bigger and stronger. The sky’s the limit for him, honestly, because his mind [is] set to it. He knows what he wants to do and where he wants to be.”