New Thursday Afternoon Info On Hankins

Dallas (TX) Parish Episcopal linebacker Rob Hankins is quickly climbing up the Aggies' 2011 watch list. The 6-foot-1, 218 pound junior has a laundry list of offers including Arkansas, Baylor, Missouri, Nebraska, SMU, and Miami. After some confusion yesterday about Hankins receiving an A&M offer, Rob's father informed Websider's Taylor Hamm about some new developments this afternoon.

Dallas (TX) Parish Episcopal linebacker Rob Hankins is quickly climbing up the Aggies' 2011 watch list. The 6-foot-1, 218 pound junior has a laundry list of offers including Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, California, Missouri, Nebraska, SMU and Miami. After some confusion yesterday about Hankins receiving an A&M offer, Rob sets the story straight and tells Websider's Taylor Hamm he is planning a big visit this weekend.

"No, I didn't receive and offer from A&M," said Hankins. "I'll be down on Saturday for an un-official visit and I'm hoping to get an offer that day."

"I talked to coach McMillian and he told me that getting kids up to campus is a big thing. I asked him what time would be good for me to come up and we decided on this weekend," Hankins said. "We also talked a little bit about the program and the coaches, where they are headed, how they are going to be a national power again, and that they want me to be a part of it. "

Hankins has big expectations for the future of Texas A&M football.

"Yes, I am excited about it and I think they are going to be a national power once again. I have a really good feeling about A&M being a good fit for me."

Parish Episcopal runs multiple defensive schemes according to Hankins.

"We run a 3-4, 4-3, and sometimes a 5-2. We are a pretty diverse defense, but I am always somewhere in the middle."

As of now, Hankins plans to hopefully narrow things down to a top-5 by the time summer comes around. Some of the things that Hankins will be looking for in the decision making process are a family atmosphere, the coaches being good mentors, and an opportunity to play early.

"I want to go to a school where there is a family atmosphere. I want to be close with my coaches and I want to feel like my teammates are my brothers. I would also like the chance to play early. I don't mind red-shirting if I have to, but it would be nice to play as a true freshman or as a red-shirt freshman."

"I haven't taken very many visits so it's hard to start narrowing things down when all I have is reputation to go by. After the spring and closer to the middle of the summer I'll start narrowing things down to a top 5. Right now I don't have a favorite. I'll probably wait till signing day to make my decision."

Hankins finished his junior season with 136 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 interception.


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