Hanson Enjoys Working with Shoop

Braden Hanson was arguably the top prospect participating in North Carolina's three-day camp late last week.

"It was good to get back to UNC and remind myself why they're one of my favorite schools," said Hanson.

Hanson, a 6-foot-6 190-pound quarterback from Charlotte (N.C.) Latin, has held a UNC scholarship offer since late March. Therefore, his participation in the actual camp wasn't necessary. However, Hanson wanted to get a feel for working with offensive coordinator John Shoop.

"It was a good experience," said Hanson. "He's definitely a high energy guy. He's got a good sense of humor, but he knows a lot about what he's doing.

"A lot of the things that he's teaching with quarterbacks and a lot of things that he looks for I feel are maybe some of my stronger areas. So it seems to be a good fit."

Hanson arrived on campus Thursday afternoon and left after Friday's afternoon session. He participated in a total of four practice sessions.

During Hanson's stay, recruiting wasn't discussed very much – if at all.

"It was more like ‘Hey, glad you can make it down, good to see you,'" said Hanson. "It wasn't really recruiting. I think, in some ways, they've just backed off and just let me make a decision. They've done all they can really to sell the school."

Before attending UNC's camp, Hanson unofficially visited Colorado, Iowa, Kansas State, Missouri, and Rutgers.

Other than the Elite 11 Camp on June 23rd, Hanson is finished with summer recruiting trips.

"Really there's nothing I can do except think about where I want to go, and that's what I do everyday," said Hanson. "I wake up one day and feel one way, and then wake up the next day and feel another way. So it's just really hard for me."

Hanson said he hopes to make his collegiate decision as soon as possible with a self-imposed deadline of the end of July.

"You can't predict when you're going to have that feeling and hopefully I'll have it here in the next month," said Hanson.

Hanson is starting to develop favorites, but isn't ready to reveal any names.

"I can see myself at a couple of different schools right now, but I'm going to keep that to myself, right now," said Hanson.

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