Hanson Still Figuring Out List

Despite several unofficial visits this spring, Braden Hanson isn't any closer to establishing a list of favorite schools.

"I keep saying I'm going to figure it out, but I guess I still haven't," said Hanson. "I'm open to all schools."

Hanson, a 6-foot-6 190-pound quarterback from Charlotte (N.C.) Latin, says the plan remains the same – make a verbal commitment before the start of his senior football season.

"I know that I'll be able to make a good [decision], because I have some good offers on the table already," said Hanson.

"I haven't decided yet, but I'll probably narrow it down to some degree. But I might just wake up one morning and just say ‘Hey I'm just going to go ahead and commit.'"

Hanson holds scholarship offers from Duke, Missouri, UNC, and Wisconsin. That list will likely multiply considering the increased interest Hanson has been receiving lately.

"The last couple of weeks, a couple new schools have contacted me," said Hanson. "Louisville, Rutgers, Kansas State in particular seem pretty interested.

"I'm just keeping my options open. Obviously I have four great offers and I'm really proud of that."

Amid the May Evaluation Period, several coaches have stopped by Charlotte Latin to obtain more information on Hanson. Some of the visitors include Clemson, Florida State, Illinois, Louisville, NC State, and Virginia.

North Carolina will be at the school later this month.

"I talked to Coach [John] Shoop [Friday] night; he said Coach [Butch] Davis and him were going to come by not next week, but the week after," said Hanson.

Hanson calls Shoop, his primary recruiting, weekly.

"[We talk about] just anything just to kind of keep in touch," said Hanson. "They're obviously pretty interested in me. Coach Shoop is a good guy, they were my first offer, and they want me to know they're still very interested and they'd love to have me."

Hanson entertained a fairly hectic spring that included trips to Alabama, Georgia, UNC, and NC State. He plans to have an equally busy summer travel schedule.

"The summer is getting close and once I get done with exams, we'll probably sit down as a family and figure out exactly what camps I want to go to," said Hanson. "I'll definitely go to some. We'll just have to see."

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