BYU broadcaster says quarterback Jaren Hall could return to Provo for another season

Hall is in his fifth season of college football and turns 25 years old in March.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) runs in a touchdown in football action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Utah Tech Trailblazers at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Provo • The first tangible piece of information regarding quarterback Jaren Hall’s future surfaced hours before Hall’s potential final game in Provo.

BYUtv broadcaster Dave McCann reported that offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick believes Hall will return to BYU next year. McCann said the comments were made in a pre-production meeting on Friday.

When asked about it after the game, though, Hall was less committal.

“We have had some talks,” Hall said, talking about Roderick. “Kind of going through the pros and cons of every decision. I haven’t made a decision. I’m a couple weeks away. You guys will probably be the last to know. I haven’t made a decision yet. Take some time and just enjoy Stanford and the bowl game.”

Hall’s comments however were the biggest suggestion to date that returning to college was even on the table.

Hall turns 25 years old in March and is playing his fifth year of college football. He has another year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 season, but most assumed he would leave after this year and enter the NFL Draft.

Hall is projected to be a mid-round draft pick by most experts. ESPN projected Hall to be around the sixth quarterback taken in the draft. Some have seen Hall being taken as high as a late first-round pick.

This year, Hall has thrown for 2,622 yards and 24 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Against Utah Tech, Hall set a career-high in passing with 456 yards and six total touchdowns.

Hall said he would “100%” play in BYU’s bowl game instead of sitting out as some draftable players have elected to do on other teams.

But beyond that?

“I haven’t made a decision yet,” Hall said.