As a sophomore, Hansen was the lynchpin in Edmond Santa Fe’s turnaround from 1-9 in 2010 to 10-2 in 2011, when he threw for 2,558 yards and 25 TDs, while rushing for 529 yards and 8 scores.
As a junior, Hansen threw for 3,079 yards and 36 TDs, and rushed for 773 yards and 14 TDs. He also averaged nearly 36 yards per punt as Santa Fe’s punter. In 2012, Hansen led the Wolves to their second-consecutive 10-2 record, and the second round of the Class 6A playoffs. Following the 2012 season, Hansen received All-State recognition.
Recently, the multi-sport athlete spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he gave us an update on his recruitment, and his interest in Missouri.
Hansen’s primary recruiter is Offensive Coordinator Josh Henson, and he said that he and Coach Henson are “getting to know each other”.
“I really like Missouri’s coaching staff,” said Hansen, who had also built a good relationship with former Missouri Assistant Coach David Yost. “Coach Pinkel and Coach Henson, I really like all those guys! They said that I’d fit their offense really well.”
Hansen has been taking some unofficial visits.
“I’ve been to Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Missouri,” said Hansen, who visited Missouri more than a year ago. “I plan on going to Arkansas and Texas A&M pretty soon. I want to see some of those other places, so that I can start making a decision.”
Hansen indicated that he’d like to see more of the schools on his offer list before he narrows things down.
“I’ll probably be committed by the end of the school year,” explained Hansen. “But as of right now, I can’t really narrow anything down, because I haven’t been to that many places.”
Hansen said that he would like to make a relatively early decision, “probably late-April”, “just to help recruit my class”.