Eddie Hahn was surprised when NC State gave him his first scholarship offer last week.
It's not that Hahn (6-3, 185 pounds) wasn't expecting offers. He did believe they were coming. He had never talked to the NC State coaching staff before they offered on May 7th. He didn't even know they were interested.
Eddie Faulkner stopped by Red Bank Catholic H.S. and told the coaching staff that the Wolfpack would be offering the sophomore athlete. NC State offered Hahn as a safety even though he split time with someone else as Red Bank's quarterback.
He attempted on 33 passes last year and completed 17 of those for better than 300 yards. But he made more of a mark as a runner at quarterback with more than 200 yards on just more than 20 carries. NC State and Maryland are the only two schools that have made it known they like Hahn as a safety. Some others like him at quarterback.
"I was at lunch when I found out about their offer. Coach Faulkner came by and I've talked to him. He seems like a great coach. It felt like all the hard work and time I've put in paid off. I'm going to continue to work hard and get better. I expected my first offer to come from one of the camps I'm going to this summer. I didn't expect it this early."
Now that NC State has offered Hahn plans to visit the school. That will probably have to wait until July since the month of June is already jam packed and full of recruiting events. He will visit Central Florida, Miami, Rutgers and Boston College during June and more could be added to that.
He doesn't even pretend to know much about NC State yet but Hahn did say he has already started to learn some things he didn't know before the offer.
"The day they offered me I got to talk to Coach Doeren. It was that night. He told me a lot about the program. There was a lot I didn't know. I didn't realize this had been his first year at NC State last year. I didn't know they had a very good program. They've won a lot of games in the ACC and they're a very competitive school. That's definitely something I'm looking for in a college."
Hahn was part of a platoon system at safety for most of last year so he didn't only split time at quarterback. By the end of the season his strong play had earned him the starting safety position.
He said he doesn't care whether he plays quarterback, safety another position in college.