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It's all in the music for Hall

Updated: October 14, 2008, 12:27 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPNRISE.com

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Dave CruzAdam Hall is the nation's No. 32 athlete on the ESPNU 150. Music plays a big part in his pregame preparation.

Palo Verde (Tucson, Ariz.) senior wide receiver/safety Adam Hall is one of the nation's top all-around players on the gridiron. Before each game, Hall listens to these five songs to get him ready to dominate.

1. "Heart of Champion" by Nelly
"It's got to be something in you."

2. "Love Me or Hate Me" by Lil Wayne
"I have a lot of critics who like to judge me about misconceptions they have about me when it comes to football. They can love me or hate me."

3. "Superstar" by Lupe Fiasco
"Performers have to show up and perform."

4. "Can't Be Touched" by Roy Jones Jr.
"You have to have that mentality that no matter what you're doing, you can't be stopped."

5. "Whatever You Like" by T.I.
"I don't know why, but I've been listening to this a lot. It's just me and the music."

Jon Mahoney is a football and baseball editor for ESPNHS. Email him at jon.mahoney@espn.com.