Hannah Returns from Clemson

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Top tight end/defensive end prospect Jonathan Hannah took his first official visit this past weekend, traveling to Clemson University. So did he enjoy his first official visit?

“Yeah, I did,” Hannah replied. “I had a chance to learn more about Clemson. I learned how die-hard the fans are. We got there at 12 and the fans were waiting already for a 3:30 game. It was crazy. There were 80,000 fans screaming constantly. I enjoyed myself a lot.”

Other things the South View (Hope Mills, NC) star enjoyed included meeting with Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden and the Clemson players. Clemson won a thrilling double overtime game versus Wake Forest on Saturday.

“Coach Bowden and going out with the players,” Hannah said when asked what some other highlights of the visit were. “I liked that because I had a chance to get to know player’s personalities. They are the people you’re going to spend most of your time with, so I wanted to get to know them. I got along with the players real well.”

As for the campus, Hannah said “it was smaller than I expected, but I’m not much of a big city guy anyway so it didn’t matter.”

Hannah, who is also considering Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Penn State and Virginia Tech, still plans on taking all 5 official visits and a few unofficial visits before making a verbal commitment anywhere. He enjoyed his Clemson visit, but wants to keep an open mind throughout the process.

“I tried to keep [committing] out of my mind,” Hannah said. “Of course I’m going to have fun on each visit. I’m going to be tempted to do something like that every where I go, but I want to be open minded.”

Hannah says that his top 8 remains “pretty much the same” in terms of positioning following the Clemson visit. There are no leaders right now.

Up next is an unofficial visit to N.C. State on September 18th. The Wolfpack face Ohio State on that day. Hannah will make 4 more official visits – Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State and Virginia Tech.


Tech Update

Jon says he still has not set an official visit date to Virginia Tech.

”I haven’t set a date yet, but Coach Wiles was at my game on Friday,” Hannah said.

Wiles’ attendance did mean something to Hannah, who says he didn’t have any major statistics from his team’s victory last Friday.

“Yeah it does,” Hannah