LAS VEGAS - Chase Hansen is talking to people close to him and to schools recruiting him about his position on the next level and the Highland (Utah) Lone Peak standout should figure out soon whether quarterback or safety will be best in college.
Hansen, a 6-foot-3, 197-pound prospect, played only safety this past weekend at the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 but that doesn't mean schools aren't taking a serious look at him as a quarterback, too.
"This year is my bar to find out where I'm going to play," Hansen said. "I'm trying to use the smart people around me to help me decide where I could go further as far as my position.
"A lot of it has been defense but Utah said more quarterback and Washington has said only quarterback. It's difficult to think about where I'd rather play so I'm trying to figure that out."
BYU and Utah have already offered Hansen, a member of the Rivals 250 to watch list, and Stanford and Washington are showing lots of interest. More offers could be coming soon as Hansen figures out which position works best.
"BYU and Utah offered a while ago and now I'm waiting to see what else happens," Hansen said.
"It's kind of been crazy with some other recruiting as far as Stanford and Washington heavily talking to me. I don't know if anything else is going to happen. I'm going to see what goes on and then I'm going to decide before my senior year. I'm just going to play football and see what they do."
So far, Hansen plans to attend camps at Stanford, BYU and Utah and more could happen as well as he figures out his summer schedule.
What Hansen hopes for is a clear understanding which position he'll play and which schools are seriously involved after the summer camp circuit. That will greatly help him with his decision-making process.
"That's what I'm expecting," he said.
In his junior season, Hansen threw for 1,812 yards with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He rushed for 1,027 yards and 12 scores.