Oklahoma football: Sooners recruit Maurice Hall injured in drive-by shooting in Florida

BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: September 17, 2012

Hall apparently didn't know his shooters, and police haven't identified any motive for the attack, nor any suspects or witnesses.

The 18-year old's mother, though, said in the Times' online video that she believes some know more than they are telling police. The mother, who is not identified by name in the video, said she went to the party, which was near the crime scene, seeking more information.

“I went to the party and just went berserk,” she said.

“If I was to see somebody's child get shot, and that child laying down there, and I seen the people that did it, I'm gonna tell them,” she said.

Oklahoma coaches noticed Hall last year while they were recruiting Gary Simon, the now-true freshman OU cornerback who has already called to check on his former teammate.

“Gary said Mike (Stoops) was asking about it, but I haven't had a chance to talk to Mike,” Knox said.

Saturday, Hall's current teammates and coaches crowded the hospital, where the popular youngster is expected to remain for a week. Knox said he believes he'll return to football by spring practices.

“They thought it was a celebrity (in the hospital) because there were so many people coming,” Knox said.

“I think this is gonna make him real hungry. We talk about it all the time. ‘Hey man, we've got to get you out of here.'

“And he says, ‘I'm gonna get out.'”

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