The strange saga of Jalen Hall and Oregon officially ended Wednesday.
The former four-star wide receiver who returned home to Los Angeles after one spring practice was arrested Monday on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and burglary, according to the Whittier Daily News.
“He hasn’t been on the roster for a pretty long time now,” Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said Wednesday. “That will solidify it. We are moving on and certainly it is what it is. He hasn’t been part of our team for quite some time now.”
Cristobal had left open the possibility that Hall could return until he was asked about the arrest during his Wednesday press conference.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Hall committed to Oregon in January and signed a letter of intent with the Ducks two weeks later.
Hall was considered the top receiver in Oregon’s 2018 recruiting class after catching 32 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns as a senior at Long Beach Poly. He had 194 catches for 3,870 yards in four years with the Jackrabbits while scoring 39 touchdowns.
Hall was ranked as the No. 127 recruit in the nation and No. 22 wide receiver by 247Sports.com. Rivals ranked him at No. 106 overall and No. 18 among wide receivers. He had offers from Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State among other schools.
Hall enrolled at Oregon for spring term and practiced when the team returned from spring break April 3, but was gone by the next practice. Cristobal said at the time that Hall left to “handle a personal matter” and was expected to return.
Even though he did not report to the Ducks for fall camp, Hall was still listed on Oregon’s roster for Saturday’s game against Portland State.