Tigers Lead for Florida Lineman

Kane Hannaford, a powerful offensive lineman from Florida, made the long trip to Clemson for an unofficial visit on Saturday to watch Clemson battle Duke. Are the Tigers close to receiving a commitment from another talented offensive lineman from Florida? Find out all the answers in this recruiting update.

OL Kane Hannaford
6-6, 335, 5.4
Palmetto High School
Palemetto, Florida

The 6-6, 335 pound prospect from Palmetto High School traveled to Death Valley with his father to see what the game day experience was like at Clemson.

"It was real nice up there. I liked the stadium a lot. I had been up there for camp, but this was my first time to see a game in Death Valley. It was real nice." After the game Hannaford and his father traveled to Clinton to see his cousin who plays for Presbyterian.

How does the elder Hannaford feel about Clemson? "He loves it up there. He likes the area and the school a lot," stated the prize recruit.

"Clemson is my leader right now. Of the three schools that have offered they are the leader." Clemson, Kentucky and North Carolina State have all offered the star lineman. Hannaford already has official visits scheduled with Clemson for the weekend of January 9th and Kentucky for the first weekend in December. The talented lineman also expects to schedule an official visit with North Carolina State.

Hannaford and his father surprised Coach Scott when he showed up on the field before the game on Saturday. "He called me earlier in the week on Monday night. He wanted me to come up for the game. We didn't decide until later in the week to come. We surprised him."

What was his favorite part of the trip to Death Valley? "I liked everything. I liked the town and the school. I finally got to see Death Valley. I really liked the team running down the hill."

Coach Scott made sure he got time to speak with Hannaford and his father after the game. "I talked with Coach Scott after the game. I also got to meet and talk with Coach Bowden."

A decision from the powerful lineman will not come until he has taken his visits. "I'm going to wait and take all my visits. Then I will make my commitment."

Hannaford has been working hard to improve his quickness and his footwork as he attended the Bollettieri's International Performance Institute. "It has helped me a lot. I improved my forty time from about 5.7 or 5.8 to 5.4. I've seen the most improvement playing wise."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from Florida, right up through signing day 2004.

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