One of the best junior college quarterbacks has found his home as El Dorado (Kan.) Butler CC signal-caller Justice Hansen announced Wednesday evening he has committed to Arkansas State.
Hansen, a Scout 300 prospect for the Class of 2014, signed with Oklahoma and redshirted the 2014 season. Following the spring game, despite a 5-of-5 passing performance, Hansen announced his decision to transfer from the Sooners.
Speculation ran rampant of Hansen going to Kansas State, but he opted instead to go the junior college route. After having his senior year of high school limited because of a groin injury, Hansen simply wanted the chance to play.
Hansen completed 163 of 211 passes this season for 1,694 yards with 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He also rushed for 226 yards and four more scores in helping Butler to a 9-2 record.
Hansen was also offered by Iowa State last month and took an official visit to Ames but has decided to be a Red Wolf instead.
Hansen is ranked No. 34 in the Scout Juco 100 and will have three years of eligibility at his disposal going forward.
Hansen was a star at Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe and always dreamed about being a Sooner. But it became clear with the emergence of Baker Mayfield, it would be a while before Hansen would see the field.
The addition of Hansen is just another sign of how well Arkansas State has recruited the state of Oklahoma in the past and continues to do so now.