College head coaches from North Carolina, North Carolina State and South Carolina have dropped by in recent days, but Hope Mills (N.C.) South View tight end/defensive end Jonathan Hannah is focusing on the state championship game this Saturday.
South View (15-0) meets four-time defending champion Charlotte Independence (14-0) for the North Carolina 4-AA state title.
“I’ve put everything on hold for now to get ready for that game,” Hannah said. “I think it will be a good, hard-hitting game. We’re going to give it everything we’ve got.”
Recruiters are focusing on Hannah, as assistants from Florida State and Virginia Tech came by Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder admits getting a call and visit from South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was exciting.
“It was very, very interesting,” Hannah said. “He is a neat guy. I enjoyed meeting him and hearing about South Carolina.”
Most schools are recruiting him on offense, Hannah said. He is ranked the No. 4 tight end in the nation. Hannah has already visited Clemson and Virginia Tech.
The four-star athlete said he hasn’t set up any other visits, but those will be in the works after the big game.
“After the championship game I’ll sit down with my parents and talk about what other visits I want to take next,” Hannah said. “No one is really in the lead. I want to keep looking and see that school that just sets itself apart and I know it is the one. That is what I’ll be looking for.”