Hope Mills (N.C.) South View tight end/defensive end Jonathan Hannah has had a standout season for his undefeated team and is hoping for two more wins and a state title. When it comes to recruiting, a phone call on Tuesday might have changed a few things.
"Coach Spurrier called and told me he wanted me to play at South Carolina, which was cool," said the 6-foot-4, 251-pounder. "That offense has to be attractive to anyone. Coach Spurrier is coming to my house on Wednesday night for an in-home visit and I'll know more about my interest in South Carolina then. As of right now, I'm interested."
Hannah has already been to Clemson and Virginia Tech on official visits and plans on taking his remaining three in January.
"It will come down to Penn State, NC State, North Carolina, Florida State or South Carolina for the last three," he said. "Oklahoma and Tennessee are out, I feel comfortable with the schools I have left. I don't have a leader and right now my focus in on the playoffs, but I'm excited about meeting coach Spurrier."
Hannah and his family have already hosted coach Bunting (UNC) and coach Amato (NC State) this week.
"In home visits are good because my family gets to meet the coaches and ask questions," he said. "I like the direct interaction."
Hannah has led his team to a 14-0 record so far with 20 catches for 420 yards and three scores on offense and around 20 tackles and five sacks on defense.
"Most schools want me for offense," he said. "Clemson is recruiting me for defense. I don't really have a preference."