"I've had great running quarterbacks – Trimane Goddard, who played at [North] Carolina, and T.J. Courman, who started for Appalachian [State] for four years – who played different positions [in college]," Central Cabarrus head coach Donnie Keifer said. "The difference is Hasaan has the great arm. Those two guys were tremendous athletes that could run the ball and throw the ball adequately. Hasaan is just as good a passer as he is a runner.
"He's very, very explosive. He has a great shuttle time – he runs in the 4.0[-second range] in the pro shuttle, a 4.5 40[-yard dash] guy, and can throw the ball 70 yards in the air. He does a good job reading coverages. He does a good job getting us in the right play."
For most of his freshman year, Klugh quarterbacked Central Cabarrus' junior varsity squad. During the following preseason, he was promoted to varsity and beat out his older brother for the starting quarterback position (his brother was moved to wide receiver).
With a year of varsity under his belt plus a new coach (Keifer), Klugh broke out as a junior throwing for over 2,000 yards and rushing for close to 1,000.
"In our offense the quarterback is going to run the ball a lot," Keifer said. "Everything we did, we check at the line-of-scrimmage, so he has to get us in the right play – and does – depending upon the game plan."
More important than his stats, Klugh was a major part of Central Cabarrus' turnaround in 2012. This past season, Central Cabarrus posted an 8-4 record. The previous four seasons combined, it went 3-41.
Keifer believes Klugh is a quarterback on the collegiate level, but is athletic enough to catch on at another position.
Klugh is hearing the most from Duke, UNC, NC State, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
"Most of them want him to come to camp," Keifer said. "All of our guys are under the radar because of the lack of success Central Cabarrus has had. We won eight games last season, which was a big turnaround, but all of our guys haven't been seen by a lot of people."
Specifically, UNC assistant coach Chris Kapilovic visited Central Cabarrus a few times during the Contact Period. He personally invited Klugh to work out at UNC's summer camp, as well as UNC's February junior day.
"It was great," Klugh said of the junior day. "It was an amazing place. It was beautiful. They have great facilities."
Klugh has also attended a football game at South Carolina, as well as a junior day at NC State.
Without any scholarship offers, it's difficult for Klugh to name favorite schools. But he says he wants to stay relatively close to home and prefers the ACC.
In previous years, Klugh has played basketball for Central Cabarrus, but took a hiatus from the sport this past season to focus more on football… Klugh's cousin is a student at NC State… Klugh is pronounced "clue."