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Hansen looking at options

Some kids grow up BYU followers, others are Utah fanatics but the good news for Highland (Utah) Lone Peak junior athlete Chase Hansen is that he has loyalties to both schools so he has options when deciding on a college.
BYU and Utah have already offered Hansen, a 6-foot-3, 197-pound recruit who could play quarterback, linebacker or strong safety and he said Stanford, Oregon and LSU are also showing lots of interest.
Since it's still so early in his recruitment, Hansen said he's not favoring any program just yet but that he's taken a close look at BYU and Utah because of the offers.
"I'm not really favoring either right now," Hansen said. "I'm still looking at them the same way as before. I haven't made up my decision. I'm not even sure. It might come soon or the way it's going to work it could be a later decision depending on what else happens.
"I grew up a big BYU guy because my dad went there so that's how I've grown up but it's kind of different. I'm not going to go just because of that reason. I'm really close with Utah, too, so it's a pretty mixed deal."
BYU wants Hansen to play linebacker and Utah has said either strong safety or even quarterback. The Lone Peak standout doesn't have a preference because he loves playing both ways so that shouldn't be a major factor in his decision.
"My whole life I've played both ways and I've loved them both so much so that's been hard for me," Hansen said.
"I love to hit and I love to play quarterback. I enjoy doing both things a whole lot. I'm going to see where I fit best and hopefully the position I'll be best at is the one I'll pursue in college."
If Hansen decides to leave the state, Stanford could be a viable option. He has already taken an unofficial visit to Palo Alto and was wowed by the stadium and the campus so the Cardinal have to be considered a serious player.
"Stanford is one I've really been interested in," Hansen said. "We went up there on a recruiting trip and I talk to them a lot.
"That's one that really interests me as well as Oregon. I haven't talked to anyone from there personally but I get a lot of mail as well as from LSU."