In a matter of minutes Arkansas State’s commitment list changed quite a bit but stayed the same in overall number.
Butler County (Kan.) Community College quarterback Justice Hansen committed to the Red Wolves about the time Lone Grove (Okla.) running back Jeremy Lewis changed his commitment. Lewis had committed to A-State during the Big Pack Weekend in July.
Hansen, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, was ranked a four-star quarterback out of Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe by Scout.com and enrolled in Oklahoma in January 2014 of his senior year of high school.
He is expected to enroll at A-State this month.
After redshirting in 2014, he left OU last spring for Butler CC where he put up big numbers for a 9-2 team. In nine games he was 163 of 211 passing for 1,694 yards with 12 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He also ran 75 times for 226 yards and 4 TDs with a long run of 50. He was named honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference.
He joins five other commits from the Jayhawk league, where Brian Early is the lead recruiter. The commits are wide receivers Chis Brook and Justin McInnis from Dodge, defensive lineman Joe Sanders from Highland, linebacker Kyle Wilson from Hutchinson and defensive back Landon James-Wilson of Fort Scott.
As a high school senior he passed for 966 yards and 8 touchdowns and missed the last three games because of an ankle injury. His junior season, he passed for 3,079 yards and 36 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
Scout.com had him ranked as one of the top 16 quarterbacks in the country and he participated in the Under Armour All-American game. He reported offers from Auburn, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Missouri and Texas A&M.
Lewis, who ran for 2,966 yards, tops in Oklahoma, still plans to visit A-State in three weeks but wanted to look around with the departure of A-State running back coach Anthony Tucker to Maryland. Lewis had 101 TDs in his career and finished 83 yards short of 7,000 in his career.