Profile - Connor Hansen
Tallahassee, Florida offensive lineman Connor Hansen made his second visit to Georgia Tech this week hoping the return visit would lead to an offer. The Lawton Chiles recruit received the offer and in return gave the Tech coaches some good news.
After running some drills at the camp and working with Coach Ron West, Coach Paul Johnson pulled Connor aside and asked him up to his office. “He told me that I was the type of offensive lineman he wanted in his offense. He told me I had an offer.” Connor was excited when Coach Johnson told him he had an offer. Connor didn’t hesitate in giving Coach Johnson his verbal commit. "I knew Tech was where I wanted to be. I told Coach Johnson I was committing and that I was firm in my commitment." The two shook hands and Coach Johnson told Connor that he felt he made the right decision.
The combination of football and academics was the main factor in Connor giving Tech his commit. He was also impressed with the campus and the facilities. “It was an easy choice. I love the staff there so Tech had all the bases covered for what I was looking for in a college.”
Prior to the second visit, Connor felt that if he showed the Tech coaches that he was the player they wanted that an offer was coming. “I kept on working and listening to the coaches’ instructions. It paid off for me big time.”
Coach West and the other coaches compared Connor to former Tech player Shaq Mason. "That was a huge compliment. He’s a great player.” In addition to playing guard, the coaches feel that Connor could also play center. “It looks like the offensive line is where they want me.” Connor likes playing the offense line but if they want him to play on defense, he wouldn’t mind that either. “I can do both equally well."
Connor’s dad was so happy with his decision that he was ready to do back flips. "He loves Georgia Tech and said that he was so proud of me and so happy for me.” Connor’s family loves that Tech is only four hours from home which will allow them to see his home games.
A visit to Central Florida had been planned but that will no longer take place. Connor agrees with Coach Johnson’s definition of commitment. “Tech is the only place I will be visiting. I plan on coming up for as many home games as I can." If any of the in-state P5 schools come calling, Connor will be telling them no thanks. “They had their chance just like Tech did but they failed to act on it. Georgia Tech showed me that they genuinely want me."
Connor plans on helping the staff with recruiting. Another offensive lineman, Demetris Harris and Hansen sent text messages back and forth. Harris asked if Connor committed to Georgia Tech. "I told him I did and he informed me he was coming up to Tech in July and that he really liked the coaching staff and school." Connor will be playing a role in the recruitment of Harris.