Noah Hannon is not only a very cerebral thinker on the football field, he’s a noted brawler who plays every down to the whistle. Hannon played at tackle for Greer High School but projects as a center for App State. Hannon is widely respected throughout South Carolina High School football circles, as evidenced by his selection to USA Today’s South Carolina All-State team, and was named 4-A Upper State Lineman of the Year, 4-A Region 2 Player of the Year, Herald-Journal All-Area first team, and played in the Carolinas Shrine Bowl.
Hannon and fellow Appalachian commit D’Marco Jackson were both finalists for South Carolina’s Mr. Football.
Hannon is a prototypical Mountaineer offensive lineman, very much in the mold of App State Offensive Line Coach Shawn Clark or 2016 center Parker Collins. He prides himself on finishing every play, being very physical, and putting opponents on the ground. But, in addition to being a brawler, Hannon is also a student of the game who will eventually master the necessary line calls required to keep Appalachian quarterbacks on their feet.
RECRUITING COORDINATOR & COACH SCOT SLOAN ANALYSIS
NOAH HANNON HIGHLIGHTS
KEY MOMENT: Okay, while the first clip of him at RB is fun…at 0:29 he comes off right tackle and gets into the second level where he buries a DB. What I want you to notice is that little extra slide along the pancaked defender after the whistle. VINTAGE Parker Collins’ move!
APP STATE MANIA ANALYSIS
Just freaking nasty. Hannon is a third-generation, old-school lineman who is not just there to block but to dominate. But, don’t confuse toughness with lack of technique, as Hannon is very technically sound. Good footwork, extends his arms, and drives through his hips. Ultimately, the difference-maker is he wants to win every single snap.