NC State Offers Florida Defensive End

NC State has offered Tampa (FL) defensive end Chad Hannah, and Pack Pride has the latest on his visit plans for the Wolfpack.

Tampa (FL) Gaither defensive end Chad Hannah has been hearing from NC State for a while and the school's coaches recently sent an offer his way.

Hannah, a 6-5, 220-pound prospect that has started to enjoy more attention of late, also holds offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Illinois, Marshall, Rutgers, South Florida and Western Michigan.

Though NC State only recently put an offer on the table they have made their interest clear for a while now.

"They've been keeping in touch with me a lot," Hannah said. "I had been talking to coach (Jason) Swepson and last Thursday he came down to the school to talk to me in person. After he talked to me he offered me a scholarship.

Chad Hannah

"They've been making calls to me for more than a month, probably. I like what I've heard from them. I just want to take my actual visit down there to meet with the entire staff, be with the players and see if the environment feels like home."

Hannah has already set up an official visit to NC State for the weekend of January 14, so he obviously has a high level of interest in the Wolfpack.

He recently took an official visit to Cincinnati, his only such visit thus far.

"It was fun. I met all the coaches and a lot of the players. I liked the staff and everything I saw," he added.

"It was snowing during the game. It was pretty cold and it was starting to come down a lot. We watched the game outside in the stands until halftime and then they took us up to a booth and we watched the rest on T.V. It was fun. After the game we sat down with the coach and he asked us what we thought. I told him I liked it, but I wasn't ready to commit. I want to take all five (official) visits and see what feels like home."

Hannah said he will take an official visit to Rutgers this coming weekend. He isn't sure what he will do with his other two allotted trips.

"A lot of guys go on their visits and they just get somewhere and feel like home. That's kind of what I'm looking for, just that feeling," he explained. "I think I'll feel like I should be somewhere. The second thing for me is I want to go where I can have the biggest impact and play early. I want to contribute to winning a championship."

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