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2008 '08 OH TE Christian Hanna (Southern Illinois signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by osugrad21, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    '08 OH TE Christian Hanna

    Cleveland (OH)
    Shaker Heights HS

    Height: 6-foot-3
    Weight: 246 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.86 seconds
    Bench max: 300 pounds
    Squat max: 505 pounds
    Vertical leap: 26 inches

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    Christian is already receiving interest from
    Ohio State, Minnesota, Oregon, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Florida State, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Kentucky. He is currently working with a speed clinic in Euclid to lower his 40 time. Christian may be on the Ginn Bus this summer. Also, Christian says he dreams of running out of the tunnel at Ohio Stadium representing the Buckeyes.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 19, 2007
  2. He looks like a big time prospect already having all the big boys recruiting him.

    It sounds like he is a big lean, talking about how it is his dream to run out the tunnell at tOSU.
  3. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Probably the Euclid Sports Plant. The trainers are top-notch. They train pro athletes from every sport as well as preparing numerous top college players for the combine.
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Christian discusses his early interest in Vanderbilt. Offensively, he graded out at 90% last year.
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Christian says tOSU is at the top of his list. He is also hearing from Pitt, Indiana, Oregon, Rutgers, Bowling Green, Akron, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Illinois.
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Christian says tOSU has always been his favorite school, but after visiting Pitt last weekend, the Panthers are very close to tthe Buckeyes now.
  7. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    From the Pitt site...Christian favors OSU, Pitt and Virginia. Nebraska, Purdue and Northwestern are also in touch. Father went to Virginia.
  8. CoosMeister

    CoosMeister Buckeye Fanatic

    Hanna is a Buckeye if the Buckeyes want him. You can count on that.
    I'm pretty sure OSU hooked him up with tickets to the UM game.

    But with all the athletic QB and TE in this class I would be pretty suprised to see an offer, unless it came as a MLB.
  9. CriticalSteve

    CriticalSteve Newbie

    Christian Hanna, Hard Not to Commit On the Spot
    The starting Tight End for the Cleveland Benedictine Bengals has been visiting campuses on game-day and talking with coaches about his college choice. If one school was to offer, it would be hard for him not to commit. (Free Article) More...

    Christian Hanna, Hard Not to Commit On the Spot

    By Steve Patterson

    The starting Tight End for the Cleveland Benedictine Bengals has been visiting campuses on game-day and talking with coaches about his college choice. If one school was to offer, it would be hard for him not to commit.

    Christian Hanna, the starting Tight End for Cleveland Benedictine, has received a lot of college interest and been in the recruiting spotlight since being a part of the Division III State Title team in 2004. Ohio High Magazine named him the top sophomore Tight End in Ohio his sophomore year. And recruiting specialist, Max Emfinger ranks me as the 7th best Tight End Nationally in the class of 2008. Hanna discussed the keys to his success with us recently. ?I feel that my best attributes are the fact that I am willing to do whatever it takes to win and that I will make sure that my intensity is the highest on the field.?

    Hanna enjoys blocking just as much as running routes as he was instrumental in a drive against Gateway High School last season. ?My sophomore season, we went down to Pittsburgh to play Gateway High School in which was my first Varsity start that just happened to be on National Television. I was nervous but after I got the jitters out, we sustained a brutal drive. I had 6 pancake blocks on that drive and we put one in (the end-zone) to go up 10-3.?

    For the past few years, a growing number of soon to be seniors tour the mid-west appearing at college summer camps in what has come to be known as the Ted Ginn Sr Bus Tour. Hanna will be a part of that tour this coming summer. ?I did not attend Ohio States camp last season but this season I will make a stop in Columbus on Coach Ted Ginn's Bus Tour.? Many student athletes come away from the bus tour with scholarship offers from numerous schools. Ohio State has been know to like evaluating talent at its own camp and often offers several participants with scholarship offers afterward. For high school players like Hanna, the bus trip is a great opportunity.

    In addition to the upcoming bus tour, Hanna has been busy this year visiting campuses during the football season on game-days. ?I have made quite a few visits this year. I went to Pittsburgh twice this season to see them play Rutgers and West Virginia. I was at Akron for a game along with Cincinnati. I went to Chicago to see Northwestern play and I went to Ohio State three times to watch them play Penn State, Cincinnati, and Michigan. So it was quite an experience this past fall.?

    When it comes to a college that is right for Hanna, he is looking for tradition and a winning atmosphere. ?I am looking to play at a program that has lots of tradition and shows that they have a commitment towards winning. I just want to play ball and do it at a good football school.?

    The interest from colleges continues to grow as schools switch from recruiting almost full 2007 classes to 2008 classes. Hanna shared with us the long list of schools in pursuit of his skills. ?A bunch of schools send me letters and what not. Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Northwestern, Louisville, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Marshall, Purdue, UCLA, Louisiana State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Connecticut, North Carolina, Iowa, Syracuse, Wisconsin and more have gotten involved.?

    It?s still very early in the recruiting process for these juniors, but Hanna has his list narrowed down to 3 with the assistant of his father who is a University of Virginia alumni. ?The three that I like are Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ohio State. I talk to Coach Garrett from Virginia all the time. They show the most interest and he has talked about an offer with me. Coach Bostad from Wisconsin says he?s got room for quite a few tight ends/h-backs/and fullbacks. Coach Beckman from OSU just is a great guy and I love OSU. I just want to be at a school that wins and one that I can put my trust in the coaches so that they will make me the best player possible. I have no clue what school that would be but I lean towards Virginia. My father went there and the coach that recruits me went to my old school.?

    Hanna does not have a timeline for a verbal commitment but has a feeling that he would commit if one particular offer was made. ?I will continue to wait until a scholarship is extended to me. If Virginia were to offer, I think it would be hard for me not to commit on the spot. But I have always dreamed to play for OSU and I will keep my options wide open.?
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    By BK...OSU, Nebraska, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Oregon, Cincinnati, Pitt and Northwestern are schools that are mentioned. He was at a few OSU home games this year.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Christian says he is interested in Northwestern and has Virginia, Ohio State, Northwestern and Nebraska as leaders.
  12. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

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    Christian says Virginia is his leader followed by Ohio State, Northwestern, and Nebraska. He does not have an offer and says an early commitment could come with a Virginia offer.
  13. OSUnumber45

    OSUnumber45 Newbie

    Where does Virginia come from? Does he or his family have any connections to Virginia? I imagine it would be tough for him to get an offer from OSU with all of the quality TE's in Ohio next year so maybe he sees that.
  14. Deety

    Deety Ain't nothin' gonna breaka my stride Staff Member

    Here it is:
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  15. OSUnumber45

    OSUnumber45 Newbie

    Thanks a lot. I didn't really read that article so my fault I guess.

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