Report: Texas WR Agiye Hall will be active against Louisiana-Monroe

Texas Longhorns second-year wide receiver Agiye Hall will play Saturday’s season opener against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, according to a report by Orangebloods’ Anwar Richardson.

However, if Hall does get dressed, there’s another report that he’s not training this week, which will keep him out of the game.

So this might just be another step back to the team.

Hall, who was transferred from Alabama, was arrested in August and charged with removing parking boots from his car on criminal mischief, according to the arrest affidavit.

“I was on patrol at the University of Texas Police Department when Officer Converse suggested dispatching a black male subject near 1900 San Jacinto Blvd and he was furious about having his vehicle activated by UT Parking & Transportation Services Sergeant Converse stated that he advised the subject not to damage or remove the parking boot as it is UT property. I arrived at the scene and saw the black man waving a tire iron on the parking boot…

“The parking boots were damaged to the point of being partially broken and completely detached from the wheels of Agiye’s vehicle. Hall had previously been warned by multiple officers not to damage the parking boots.”

Hall was suspended indefinitely following his arrest, but Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian was quick to make it clear that the suspension was more than just an arrest.

“My job as a coach is to put our players in the best position to be successful not only in football but also in classroom life,” Sarkisian said. “I feel like this situation calls for that – it’s not based on an event, it’s a job I feel I need to help this young man and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Working with Hall and his family, Sarkisian aims to develop a plan to help the second-year wide receiver mature after his suspension at Alabama led to Hall’s decision to leave Tuscaloosa .

“We’re working with Agiye, we’re working with his family so that he can be a part of this team that really makes a difference, and his goal, our goal, is to be at the University of Texas, graduating from the University of Texas, to be a great Teammate, came out of here better than when he came. So we are doing our best to help him do that. When the time comes, we will bring him back to our team.”

In Sarkissian’s last update after the team’s second scrimmage about two weeks ago, the Texas head coach was pleased with Hall’s progress.

“Agiye is doing all the necessary things now,” Sarkisian said. “I’m happy and I’ll leave the update there.”

Hall is the 2021 Valrico (Fla.) Bloomingdale’s Consensus Four-Star, ranked No. 45 player in the nation and No. 5 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. During Hall’s freshman season with the Crimson Tide, he appeared in seven games and completed four catches for 72 yards and 28 yards.

However, Hall was suspended for team rules violations during the spring split and entered the NCAA transfer portal before moving to the Longhorns shortly thereafter.

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