Wisconsin Gives Hansford Birthday Offer

Celebrating his birthday earlier this week, Washington St. John’s junior safety Aaron Hansford has extra reason to celebrate after he was given a scholarship offer by Wisconsin.

The new Wisconsin coaching staff has been busy evaluating and searching for the right fits to their next recruiting class, especially in the Maryland-Washington D.C. Area.

Celebrating his birthday Monday, Washington St. John’s junior safety Aaron Hansford was given a 17th birthday present from secondary coach Daronte Jones in the form of a Wisconsin scholarship offer.

“I was talking to Coach Jones on my birthday and we talked for about 30 minutes,” Hansford told BadgerNation. “We got to know each other. I was very excited about the offer because the University of Wisconsin is a very prestigious and consistent school and football team.”

Already starting to connect with Jones, who was hired from Hawaii to join Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst’s first staff, Hansford feels he has a lot in common with his possible future position coach.

“Coach Jones is a really cool guy,” said Hansford. “We have a lot in common since we grew up in the same area. It is pretty cool having someone be in common with you.”

In addition to Wisconsin, the 6-2, 182-pound defensive back holds offers from Duke, Illinois, Maryland, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh and Toledo.

“I’m definitely considering Wisconsin,” said Hansford. “I have to do more research, but it does seems like a great school. I hope (to visit). It’s kind of far though, so maybe for an official visit, but I don’t know yet."

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