Hope Mills (N.C.) South View tight end Jonathan Hannah is shopping around the idea of possibly playing both football and basketball at the collegiate level.
A 6-foot-4, 265-pound jumbo athlete, Hannah could play on either side of the line for whatever school he chooses and would be a nice power forward for some hoops team. Hannah earned all-state honors in both football and basketball as a junior.
“I’m considering trying to play both sports, every school I visit I make it a point to start building a relationship with the basketball,” admitted Hannah. “I’ll be camping at Virginia Tech next weekend, and I’ve made plans to speak with basketball coach Seth Greenberg while I’m up there.”
Hannah holds 17 offers in total including, but not limited to, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
“I’m in the process of hopefully narrowing my list in the near future,” explained Hannah. “I don’t have any leaders at this point, and I probably will wait to make my decision on signing day.”
During the May evaluation period, Jonathan entertained groups of coaching staffs from a number of programs, including visits from the head coaches from North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
“Coach Bunting and Coach Beamer both made personal visits to my high school, they’re both great guys to talk to,” Hannah said.
Besides his upcoming camp at Virginia Tech, Hannah has also camped at Clemson and North Carolina State and took an unofficial visit out to Norman, Okla. to check out the Sooners. Will distance from home play a factor in his decision.
“Oklahoma is great football program, and while I’d like to stay on the east coast, by no means am I ruling them out of it at this point,” Hannah explained. “Any school that is willing to consider me as a two-sport athlete I’ll consider.”