Younger Hannemann Brother on the Radar

Kyle Hannemann, the younger brother of 2010 Cougar signee Jacob Hannemann, has garnered some early interest from both BYU and Utah. TBS caught up with Kyle to learn more about him and where he's at in the recruiting process.

Kyle Hannemann is a 5-foot-10.5-inch, 180-pound defensive back prospect from Lone Peak High School in Alpine, Utah. His older brother Jacob signed with BYU as a safety in the 2010 class, and it's Kyle's goal to follow in his brother's footsteps by signing preferably with BYU, or at least with another Division I school come 2011.

Kyle started at cornerback for Lone Peak this past year and played opposite his older brother. Both of them were kept out of action early on due to injuries, but came on strong toward the end of the year.

"That was a lot of fun, playing cornerback with Jacob," said Kyle. "We both did really well, I thought."

BYU quickly met Jacob with an offer after observing him intently late in the season.

"I was very excited for him because I knew he deserved it," noted Kyle about his older brother being offered by BYU. "He wasn't able to show how good he was until late because he was hurt, but I always knew he was good enough and that he really deserved it, so I was very happy for him."

Kyle, like his older brother, will be attempting to earn a Division I scholarship as a defensive back, although he'll most likely play cornerback in college whereas Jacob is projected to play safety. BYU was the first school to contact Kyle and have kept interest in him to this day.

"I've been down there quite a bit and I went to one of their practices during the spring," he related. "I obviously really like BYU and would love to play there, but I'll go to another school if they offer for sure."

Another school that has taken early notice of Kyle is Utah, which responded quickly to him sending film to their coaching staff. Kyle was met with a phone call from Ute assistant coach Jay Hill just days after sending them his film.

"He let me know that they were interested and that they wanted to see more of me," said Kyle. "He was concerned about me being a lock for BYU, but I told him that I'll go to the school that's interested in me most, although BYU is my favorite right now."

Kyle is fully aware that he'll have to earn his scholarship offer through camp performances this summer, and he aims to do just that, as he has plans to stay extremely busy in the coming months.

"I'm definitely going to both Utah's and BYU's camps and I'll be going to the All-Poly Camp," he related. "I'm going to BYU's Junior Day on June 4th and I hope to go to even more camps if I can. I want to show coaches that I have what it takes to play in college."

Kyle reports good speed, claiming a 4.5 forty. That speed goes along well with his 33.5 inch vertical leap. He'll be working hard to improve on all his speed, agility and strength marks this offseason, as he works out four times a week with ASAP while attending the Playmaker Football Academy in Provo when he can.

One thing that has helped Kyle with his progress is his older brother Jacob, who he's extremely competitive with in whatever they do.

"He helps me out a lot and we're very competitive against each other," said Kyle. "We always have been. In practices, when I went against him when he was playing receiver, I really didn't want to get beat by him and we really went at it. I just hope now that I can get a chance to play in college like he does."

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