Hope Mills (N.C.) South View tight end/offensive tackle Jonathan Hannah is ready for his first official visit this weekend at Clemson. However, an unofficial visit last weekend has the Wolfpack of NC State very much in the hunt.
"It was called the Day of Champions I think, where the players get to meet some of the fans," the 6-foot-4, 251-pounder said of his unofficial visit to NC State the weekend of Aug. 21. "I got to spend most of the time with the coaches and they re-iterated how much they needed a tight end and that I was the only one they offered. That's pretty flattering.
"My dad talked to TJ Williams for awhile and got a good feel for how he likes things. I would have liked to have talked to more players, but it was great to see how the fans react to them and how they interact with the fans."
Hannah, who lists NC State and North Carolina as high on his list as the five schools he'll take official visits to, is wide open when it comes to naming a leader.
"I couldn't do that," he said. "I grew up a North Carolina and Florida State fan, but that won't really come into play. I'm visiting Clemson, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Penn State and Oklahoma on official visits but NC State and North Carolina are as high as the others. I have seen them many times and I can see them during the season as well because they're close. Just because I'm not taking official visits there doesn't mean I don't like them, the opposite is true."
So could Hannah see himself staying in state?
"No doubt, but like I said I'm wide open right now," he said. "I have to take my visits, do my research and figure out the best place for me."