Hansen in midseason form

Is there pressure on Justice Hansen being an OU quarterback commit from Oklahoma? Yep, but you could never tell by the way he started his senior season.

EDMOND, Okla. -- It didn't take long. Not long at all for Oklahoma fans and Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe fans to rejoice about four-star quarterback Justice Hansen being back in the lineup.

Hansen, committed to the Sooners, made his debut last week after missing the first game with a hamstring injury.

The day started with Hansen receiving his Under Armour jersey for the Under Armour All-America Game, and it ended with him totaling more than 400 yards of offense and five touchdowns in a 49-35 victory against Yukon (Okla.) High.

Hansen was on the mark all night in leading to Edmond Santa Fe to touchdowns on its first four drives of the game.

"It felt great to be back out there," Hansen said. "It was tough to watch things last week. Once I took that first hit, I knew I was fine."

Hansen was 15-of-31 for 309 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 115 yards and two more scores. The completion percentage is misleading, though. Working with inexperienced receivers, Hansen had nine of his passes dropped.

Being at the game, it wouldn't be crazy to say that at least three of those would have been touchdowns and Hansen easily could have ended up with more than 450 yards passing.

But Hansen wasn't dwelling on that. Instead he was happy to get the offense rolling following a five turnover outing in a 3-0 loss to Midwest City (Okla.) in the season opener.

The precision on the throws were there. He zipped it in when he needed to on third-and-19 and fourth-and-15. He put enough air under it on his deep balls. He had the right amount of touch on his slants to let his receivers run crazy. It was a very effective performance.

It took longer than everybody hoped, but Hansen is back and rolling for Edmond Santa Fe. Hansen was also at OU's first two home games and continues to act as one of the biggest recruiters for OU's Class of 2014.

"I'm still making calls and texting a lot of people," Hansen said. "I like how the class is coming together, but there are still a lot more guys we want to join."

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