Hannah Will See Death Valley September 4th

After weeks of research and months of traveling, Hope Mills (N.C.) South View jumbo athlete Jonathan Hannah has decided which five schools he plans to officially visit and has ironed out an official visits schedule, but it's with a slight twist.

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

Hannah's first stop is to Clemson on September 4th versus Wake Forest, then onto Blacksburg on September 25th for Virginia Tech versus N.C. State. In the month of October, Hannah will visit the campuses of Georgia (October 2nd versus LSU), and Penn State (October 23rd versus Iowa). He will wrap up his official visits tour with a trip to Norman to watch Oklahoma take on Big 12 rival Nebraska on November 13th.

The twist: Where are N.C. State and North Carolina? Has the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder eliminated the two in-state schools?

"Of course not," laughed Hannah. "It came down to I've been there so many times. What the plan is my dad is going to pay for some unofficial visits, but I will do official visit things, but we'll be paying for it. I'm going to do that with [North] Carolina and [N.C.] State."

Hannah broke down each of his seven favorites.

North Carolina: "They have recruited me the longest, and were my first official offer. They have a great staff and the potential for me to play early is great."

N.C. State: "Coach [Chuck] Amato hands down is an incredible person along with his staff. The campus is real close and I have a lot of family in Raleigh."

Virginia Tech: "Blacksburg is a really peaceful area and that's something I appreciate. And I'm a Mike Vick fan."

Penn State: "They have probably the classiest staff I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I could come in and contribute early at TE and college station is gorgeous."

Georgia: "They have great football tradition, their fans are die hard, and I would like to play along side my ex-teammate Daniel [Inman] again."

Clemson: "My Dad lives about an hour away from them, I could contribute early at DE, and they have excellent college town atmosphere." Oklahoma: "I mean its Oklahoma. They are respected nationally, and have great coaches that are great people as well." Originally, Hannah had hoped to remove two schools from his top seven, but the difficulty of such a task has led him to all but toss the idea.

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