Colorado OL talks about visit to Montlake

This past weekend, Washington played host to a handful of out-of-state recruits who took in their spring game and one that was on hand was Longmont (Co.) OL Justin Hansen a versatile, athletic line prospect who has some connections to the Seattle-area. caught up with him and he talked about his trip north as well as his plans for the early part of June…

"I came up there to see the spring game and to watch some practices," Hansen told "Their practices are pretty intense and they have a good time. The scrimmage was great to see because there were a lot of fans there and they seemed to have a good time."

Hansen is no stranger to the Seattle area, having been born in Everett as well as a couple of family members as well.

"My aunt and uncle live in Bothell, so I came up to see them and stayed with them," Hansen said. "I came up there last summer to go to their ‘Rising Stars' camp and this summer I'll be up there for their O-line/D-line camp.

"When I talked with coach (Dan) Cozzetto he said that me getting an offer depends a lot on how I perform at their camp. If I do well, I have a chance to get one, so that's my focus."

Besides Washington, Hansen is hearing from schools across the country including Notre Dame, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State, Nebraska and UCLA.

"I don't have any offers yet, but I'll be going to camps and hopefully I'll get some," Hansen said. "Everyone seems to like me inside or outside. I play right tackle for my team, but I've played left tackle as well and I play both tackle and end on defense.

"I'm pretty athletic and I've added some size and muscle since last year, so I think a lot of it depends on how I do at camps and their evaluations of me over the summer."

Hansen said if he gets an offer he can't turn down, he would like to make a commitment before his senior season starts, but also noted he will be patient as things move along through the recruiting process.

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