Fork Union Prep signal caller Jonathan Allen is hoping to do the same, while Bulldogs quarterback Ryan Burns is looking to breakout in his first season as a starter on the varsity level. Read the latest on these three standout 2013 class prospects.
Hackenberg Confident In 2011 Squad
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg helped Fork Union Prep (VA) to a VISAA Division 1 state championship title last season, the school’s first state title since 2002. Eyeing a repeat, the 6’4″, 200-pound Hackenberg, now a junior, feels good about the makeup of this year’s team as well as the strides he has made individually.
“I feel we have come together as a unit,” Hackenberg said. “There are not as many negatives egos. We have a bunch of talent. Our line is strong. We’re looking pretty good.”
Individually, “My footwork has come a long way. My decision making as well as I’ve learned how to read defenses,” Hackenberg said. “I’ve been watching film, attending camps, and learning more.”
This spring and summer were busy times for Hackenberg, who attended camps at Georgia, Miami, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
“I felt I performed pretty consistently,” Hackenberg said of his camp performance.
The University of Virginia offered prior to the camp circuit, and the University of Tennessee has also come through. A number of schools are showing serious interest but want to see film of Hackenberg’s first three or four games this season. The standout prospect listed Georgia, Miami, North Carolina, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, and Virginia Tech as schools he plans to send more film to this fall.
Hackenberg is pleased with his first two offers.
“Both systems fit my strengths,” said Hackenberg, whose father played for UVa. “I like both offensive coordinators. Both Coach Lazor and Coach Chaney have NFL backgrounds. Both are good academically, which is definitely important to me. I’m not going to play football forever.”
A decision is not likely to come soon, although Hackenberg says he would like to have made his decision by the time the 2012 season...
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