Hansen threw for over 1,700 yards, nine touchdowns and just three interceptions this season for Chaparral High in Temecula, Calif. Chaparral runs a spread offense, but the team had more talent and experience at running back than receiver this past season, so they ran the ball more than tin 2006. That year, Hansen's junior campaign, he threw for 2,248 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Chaparral ended its season last Saturday with a loss to Centennial in the third round of the playoffs. They played to a 9-4 record this fall.
Hansen camped at Colorado during the summer. He was extended a scholarship offer in June and accepted soon after. When he was at the camp, he got an up close look at the athletic facilities, but plans to explore the campus when he comes on his official visit.
Idaho State was the first to offer Hansen. His commitment to CU has been solid since he made it.
"Schools kept calling me but I just told them I was committed to Colorado, so they kind of stopped trying," Hansen said.
Hansen said he looks forward to being a Buffalo.
"I love the coaching staff," Hansen said when asked why he originally committed to Colorado. "I think Coach Hawkins does a good job. I thought it was a good quarterback situation there, with Cody (Hawkins) being the starter. I thought I could learn for a couple years under him."