Tigers Have Good Shot with 4-Star Lineman

Prior to the start of their senior years, most blue chip prospects focus mainly on either preparation for their upcoming seasons or their recruitment through unofficial visits and/or summer camps.

OL/DL Jonathan Hannah
6-5, 255, 4.55
South View High School
Hope Mills, North Carolina

Hope Mills (N.C.) South View jumbo athlete Jonathan Hannah took on both aforementioned tasks in addition to a very strenuous AAU basketball season.

"I've visited Oklahoma, Clemson, N.C. State, [North] Carolina, and Virginia Tech," Hannah explained. "I camped only at Virginia Tech, Clemson and [N.C.] State. I have been lifting and running for football since July 2nd three times a week. And I just got done from AAU Nationals in Orlando. I think we ended up at 6-3 kind of a sad occasion because we've been together since 11 years old and this is our last go around."

Hannah, who recently narrowed his favorites list down to eight schools, is gearing up for another elimination when he decides the five schools that will receive an official visit from the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder.

"I'd say the schools who have a good shot of me visiting officially are: [N.C.] State, [North] Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Oklahoma, and Georgia," stated Hannah "I'll be doing all five [visits] during the season because I'll miss some basketball games due to some of the all star games like the Shrine Bowl and hopefully the U.S. Army All-American game, so I'm trying to avoid missing any more basketball games."

Despite the concerns for his basketball season, Hannah has recently been toying with the idea to graduate in December and enroll in college in time for the spring semester. He recognizes the positives and negatives of such a decision, but admits it's something that needs to be looked at carefully.

"It's still a possibility," remarked Hannah in regards to graduating early. "I certainly have enough credits to do so, its something I'm flirting with right now. I'd miss the [basketball] season, but in terms of academically and athletically it gives me a great edge. It's something that has a lot of pros and cons to it."

Hannah plans to multitask yet again during the upcoming weeks as he faces demanding football practices daily, while also looking into each school in his top eight in hopes to erase three. He then anticipates having an official visits schedule planned by mid-August.

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