Family, Friends Will Impact Hannon's Decision

After landing Rockhurst linebacker Michael Rose last year, the Huskers are sniffing around again. They haven't offered offensive lineman Zach Hannon, but it could be close.

Nebraska usually benefits from a storied tradition, a state-of-the-art training facility and a very likeable coaching staff during the recruiting season; however, the Huskers will be the beneficiaries of offensive lineman Zach Hannon's (Rockhurst HS) family and friends' connection to the program.

"My favorite Aunt just recently moved to Moberly, MO after living in Wahoo, NE for about 10 years," said Hannon. "Needless to say, my aunt, uncle, and cousins are all huge Cornhusker fans so that's how I started loving Nebraska."

"I've never been to the campus, although I might be going this spring with my good friend Mike Rose (Nebraska commit) and Tony Lashley for a recruiting trip," added Hannon.

Now the 6-foot-4, 292 lbs. lineman isn't going to make his decision on where his friends go, but he does claim that it "would definitely be nice playing with Tony and Mike in college."

In addition to his friends and family playing a role in his decision, the Kansas City native believes the best possible situation for a lineman to go through is by playing against some of the best linemen in the Big Ten conference.

"I believe to be the best you have to play the best," said Hannon when asked about the recent success of Big Ten linemen. "So I want to personally better myself with the best talent that I am able to compete against."

Hannon has received offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas and Missouri, with other teams like Nebraska showing interest.

- Josh Harvey -

Kyle Phillippi covers the Big Ten Conference for His work has also been featured in Big Red Report Magazine and
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