Hannah: Main thing I bring is diversity

Jonathan Hannah has finally made his way to FSU and joined the football team. He sat down with NoleDigest to talk about how things have been going for him so far since he's been on campus. Read what he had to say about a number of things including what he brings to Jimbo Fisher's offense.

Are you cleared?

Jonathan Hannah – Yes. Cleared and ready to play football.

Have you been participating in mats? If so...how have they been?

JH – Yes. At first they were really rough, but after about the first week, I really go the hang of it.

How much do weigh right now? Do you have a set goal?

JH – Right now I'm 6'5" and I weigh about 250 pounds. I would like to get down to 245 pounds by the start of the season. Just 5 more pounds to lose, so that shouldn't be a problem. If I can get down to 240 then that would be great.

How does it feel to be here at FSU?

JH – It feels good. It's been a long time coming. I love everything that Florida State has to offer and I'm just glad to be here.

Hannah is happy to be at FSU

What are your goals for next season?

JH – I really haven't thought too much of any individual goals. I think this team has a pretty good shot at possibly winning an ACC Championship. So that is a goal I really look to for the team.

How much eligibility do you have left?

JH – Either 2 or 3. I'm really not sure. I still have to check with some of the compliance people.

What number are you wearing next season?

JH - Number 88.

How are you doing in lifting workouts?

JH - They've been going along pretty well just like mat drills have. Coach Stroud has been very complimentary of the work I've got done in the weight room so far so I feel pretty good about it.

What do you bring to the team that they've been missing?

JH – The main thing I think I bring is diversity. I can get down the field and stretch the field a little bit. I think I do a pretty good job getting past linebackers and creating mismatches with safeties.

How do you feel you fit in at Jimbo Fisher's offense?

JH – I feel that I fit in pretty well to his offense. I don't mind being a decoy for some of the other skill guys we have. I know I'll have to do a pretty good job blocking but I know I can do that.

Have you met or talked to your new position coach, Coach Coley yet?

JH – Yeah. We have talked a few times so far. I really like him. He reminds me a lot of Coach Fisher in the aspect that he is very demanding on and off the field which is not a problem for me. I was sad to see Coach Lilly go but at the same time, I'm excited about Coach Coley.

Why did you pick FSU?

JH – This was a childhood dream of mine. I felt like my second time around, I didn't want to rush with recruiting. Coach Amato was a big part of that and I felt like FSU could give me a fresh start and I went with it.

What is Johnathan Hannah's strength as a player?

JH – I would have to say my catching ability. That is something that I've always taken pride in. I feel like I do a good job of not just getting open, but also catching the ball when I get open.

What is Johnathan Hannah's weakness as a player? What do you feel you need to work on?

JH – Blocking. It's been a while since I've been at this level and the blocking scheme is pretty important so that's the main thing I plan on working on this spring.

What have you been doing to improve as a player?

JH – Just being observant. I'm trying to learn pass coverage's and since I've been here I've been watching a lot of film trying to do that. That and I want to learn every slight advantage I may have over opponents.

How's school is going? What is your major?

JH – School is going very well. My major is Social Science. I do want to get into coaching after I am no longer physically able to play but I'm not really sure exactly what I want to do yet with that degree.

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