Over the past few weeks, Lord Botetourt (Va.) four-star offensive lineman Jesse Hanson has had a few flashbacks. It happened before he took the field for a pair of camps last month, and it happened again when he received a scholarship offer.
Hanson, Rivals.com’s No. 13 guard and No. 10 player in the Virginia 2019 class, has been committed to Virginia Tech since February. That new offer, however, raised a few eyebrows.
While Hanson admits that offer, which came last week from Clemson, means something, he also insists that his decision hasn’t changed. Because of that, Hanson said he hasn’t paid much attention to any conceptions that his feelings towards the Hokies are different.
“It’s the same as the day I committed,” Hanson said. “A lot of people question it because of the Clemson offer, but I’m 100 percent a Hokie. They’ve done nothing to make me not want to be a Hokie. They brought it on more. My worries were that I was going to commit and I was going to become some other guy and it would just stop. If anything, they’ve pressed on harder. I’m in the loop and I know their vision, how they believe in me, and they’ve (Virginia Tech) been pressing harder.”
Still, Hanson said there is some backstory with him and the Tigers. The timing of the offer, however, has somewhat offset that.
“It’s something I worked for forever, before colleges were in my mind,” Hanson said. “Growing up, to me, Clemson represented college football. When you grow so...
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