On the recruiting front, Hale recently mentioned Nebraska was his top school due to his relationship with the coaches and passionate fan base but he has made a significant change at the top of his board now.
"California and Arizona are my top two schools now," Hale said. "I sat down and looked at everything and I just really feel good about those two programs. I like the new coaches and the new direction at both programs. Cal has a new staff this year and Arizona is a year old and I like what both are saying right now.
"They're both starting out and want a new beginning and it would be fun to help turn those schools around. I really think and believe both schools are going to move in the right direction, they're bringing in something new and I feel really good about them."
Nebraska is still heavily in the mix and Hale said he's still hopeful a big local offer could come soon.
"I'm still hearing USC could be close to offering," Hale said. "We'll have to see in a couple of days but it sure feels like it could happen. If they offer, they'll be very high on my list. I had a great time at their Junior Day and they need defensive backs.
"I was looking at UCLA early on too but I haven't heard as much from them and they brought in a lot of DBs last year. USC has a big need there and I know I could help them so I'm just going to go through the process here and see how it all plays out."