Davis, Shoop Visit Hanson

When John Shoop traveled to Charlotte (N.C.) Latin Wednesday for his May Evaluation Period visit for Braden Hanson, he brought with him North Carolina head coach Butch Davis.

Shoop and Davis got a chance to observe spring practice where Hanson's arm was on display.

"I just talked to Coach Shoop a little bit ago, he said I did well," said Hanson. "We just talked a little bit about how everything went today. He reiterated that he thought I did a nice job and he feels good about the way he feels about me even more so after seeing me throw."

"I let them know exactly where I am in this whole process," said Hanson. "I let them know that I'm definitely favoring them somewhat in my mind as to where I want to go to school. I just want to get to every school and not have any regrets."

Despite his statements to Shoop and Davis, Hanson won't go as far as to specifically name UNC his clear leader.

"I would say that right now, out of all the schools I've looked at, I kind of compare everybody to Carolina," said Hanson. "Whether that means they're my leader or not, you can figure it out.

"They're the school I'm kind of leaning towards. There are other schools that I am high on as well, but I definitely wanted to let North Carolina know I think they'll be a very good fit for me."

With the recent additions of Kansas State and Rutgers, Hanson is up to seven scholarship offers. Up until he makes a verbal commitment, Hanson will be looking closely at all the schools that have offered him. Colorado, Duke, Missouri, UNC, and Wisconsin round out the remainder of his offers list.

Hanson said he is looking at a late-June, early-July decision time frame.

"I want to leave it open to how I feel," said Hanson. "It depends on how I feel and what I'm feeling like.

"I talked to my family a lot this past weekend about what we want to do this summer. We've decided to stay away from most camps."

Hanson is considering camping at Auburn and NC State, because "they haven't really offered too many quarterbacks."

Additionally, Hanson figures to make several unofficial visits. While the destinations and dates aren't yet known, Hanson feels a return trip to UNC is likely.

"The thing about Carolina that's so easy, is I can drive there, because it's only two and a half hours away," said Hanson. "I think that if I was to commit to Carolina, one thing I'd like to do is make a quick little visit before. But I'm not exactly sure, because I've seen just about all there is to see."

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