South View (Hope Mills, NC) tight end prospect Jonathan Hannah made his official visit to UNC this past weekend. Hannah, who was able to talk to both the football and basketball coaches, seemed to really enjoy the trip.
“It went great,” Hannah said. “I was able to spend a lot more time with the players and the coaches than I was at my previous official visits to Virginia Tech and Clemson. I saw a good basketball game – well, at least it was good for UNC. I talked to Jesse Holley a lot about playing both sports and I talked to Coach [Roy] Williams. He’s a great guy. I spent a lot of time with [QB] Cameron [Sexton]. He was just saying that they need a tight end. He was also telling me the fact that, since he signed, the coaches didn’t change. That was great. That’s what I want to see.”
Though the 6-4, 250-pound Hannah wants to play both sports, he knows football is why he’s being recruited by some of the top programs in the country. Still, basketball could be a factor in his final decision.
“It’ll have a big effect, but at the same point I know football is what is paying for my education,” Hannah said. “If it’s too much to play both sports, I’m just going to play football. But basketball is a factor. It’s the sport I’ve played the longest.”
Hannah has narrowed his list to 3 schools but is not releasing the names just yet.
“I’ve got it,” Hannah said of a top 3. “I haven’t talked to all of the schools that were still in the running. Hopefully I’ll talk to everybody this week. I should have something by the end of the week.”
Where does Virginia Tech stand right now?
“I like Virginia Tech a lot,” Hannah said. “As far as being in the top 3, I don’t want to say anything big, but I’ll say it’s looking good for them right now.”
Hannah plans on making an official visit to South Carolina this weekend and finishes with a N.C. State official visit on the weekend of January 21st. He plans to announce his decision “on January 24th. I’m going to talk to the athletics secretary [today] about setting up something.”
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