Last year, one of the hottest stories on the recruiting circuit was that of TE Jonathan Hannah from South View High School in Hope Mills, NC. The 6-3, 250 pound SuperPrep all-american mulled over NC State, Virginia Tech, UNC and South Carolina before settling on the Gamecocks on signing day.
Hannah started for South Carolina as a freshman but injured his ankle prior to the fourth game of the season and the decision was made for him to sit out the remainder of the 2005 season in the hopes of gaining a medical redshirt. However, Hannah made the decision that he wanted to take his talents elsewhere and on Jan 24, head coach Steve Spurrier announced that the talented tight end would, in fact, be transferring from South Carolina.
With his decision down to UNC and NC State according to his father on Tuesday night, Hannah confirmed his decision with Pack Pride on Wednesday morning.
"Yes, it's true. I'm going to NC State," said Hannah.
Hannah was on his way to class and will be finishing out the semester at South Carolina.
During an interview with his father on Tuesday night, he indicated that his familiarity and comfort level with head coach Chuck Amato was a factor that was extremely important to the family.
"It boils down to which program do you feel the most comfortable with," said the elder Hannah. "I've known coach Amato for a long time and he's someone I'm comfortable with and I know my son will be taken care of."
Pack Pride will have more on this story soon.