Amato Visits Hannah

Hope Mills (NC) South View tight end Jonathan Hannah has seen the recruiting process pick up this week as schools begin to make in-home visits.

North Carolina head coach John Bunting visited the Hannah household on Monday and Wolfpack head coach Chuck Amato and assistant Curt Cignetti checked in Tuesday evening.

"It went great, Jonathan Hannah told Pack Pride. "I couldn't of set it up better myself.

"We talked a lot about the tight end situation at State. It looks good. They've offered only two tight ends, and they said I could come in and play a lot early."

South Carolina, a new team on Hannah's radar, will come in-home tonight.

Hannah is a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 5 tight end according to He has already taken visits to Clemson and Virginia Tech and says that he's set a date with the Wolfpack. South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida State, and Penn State will look to fill the two remaining official visit slots.

"I think we have January 14th planned for State," Hannah said.

Hannah, who seems to be growing tired of the recruiting process, says that NC State didn't put any pressure on him to commit during their in-home visit, and he likes that.

"They respect the fact that I'm trying to help my team go to the state championship game and win it all," Hannah said. "So they are not really pressuring me."

South View plays Green Hope High School Friday night in the state 4AA semifinals.

Hannah's parents are both Wolfpack alums. His father, Joe Hannah, played on N.C. State's last ACC championship in 1979, as he played for the Wolfpack from 1976-1980. He was coached by current NC State head coach Chuck Amato.

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