Commitment coming soon

Zach Hannon thinks that he's been thorough enough when it comes to checking out his options. Now the time will come when Hannon just needs to sort through those options, do the pros and cons and make a decision. It's not the easy part, but the process is definitely coming to an end. When can everyone expect to know where Hannon is committing to?

Summer traveling seems to be wrapping up for Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst offensive tackle Zach Hannon. Hannon was in Nebraska a couple of weeks ago for Big Red Weekend and now he's returning from an unofficial visit from another Big Ten team.

"I am just driving back from Chicago right now," Hannon said. "We were actually doing a couple of things. I went to Northwestern on Friday and I had a camp for the Semper Fidelis All-American game. I am trying to get into that game."

Hannon says that there were camps all around the country for the game and that he thought that he performed well. He has heard that notifications to the players that made the game could start as early as in the next couple of weeks.

"I thought that the camp went good. They do camps all around the country and they are going to make their final decision in the next couple of weeks. The players that get nominated should get their notifications soon. I think that I did pretty good."

The trip to Northwestern wasn't one that was necessarily planned as much as just happened, but it worked out in a great way. Hannon was impressed with what Northwestern had to offer while he was on campus.

"It was great. I was glad I went up there. I was planning on going to Wisconsin originally, but the offensive line coach had a schedule conflict with ours. Northwestern has one of the nicest campuses I have ever seen.

"It was really placement. It's 10 miles away from downtown Chicago, it's right on Lake Michigan and they are going to be moving their facilities right next to the shoreline."

The trip to Chicago sounds like it's it for Hannon because football starts back up in a week. He believes that he's done the best that he could seeing the schools he's considering now it's about figuring out where he wants to go.

"I start mini-camp next week so I will be shutting things down when it comes to traveling. I think that I have done a pretty thorough job of visiting all of the schools that I wanted to. So here in about three or four weeks I will be making a commitment.

"It might be some poor planning on my part, but I am not sure if I am going to trim my list and tell schools or not. I just don't know. I don't know how I am going to do it. The decision would probably be sometime in mid-July. The latest that I will go will be right before the season starts."

There are a few key things for Hannon when it comes to making a decision and the first is academics. After that Hannon says that there are a few other things that he's looking for but really it has to be the complete package for him.

"Academics are first, always. I am looking for a program on the rise, the tradition of the school, the coaches, the feel of the campus in general and it just has to be all-in-one."

Hannon is a three-star prospect according to and is rated as the No. 59 offensive tackle in the nation.

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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