It’s linebacker replenish time for Clemson defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Brent Venables as he stands to lose seven from his group over the next two seasons. The Tigers have two linebackers committed for 2019 and the work continues on more, including Jackson Hannah (6-3 220) of Nashville who was among the prospects on hand for the spring game last month.
“The campus was beautiful, I think it’s one of the prettiest campuses I’ve seen,” Hannah said. “Beautiful campus, nice people, of course great football program they’ve got going. Overall visit was good. Good seeing the players get after it a little bit. It was a great visit, I loved it.”
Hannah had the chance to meet with Venables and recruiter Lemanski Hall while in for the spring game and he learned more about their opinion of him and how they seem him fitting into their defense.
“They want me at inside linebacker, which is what I will play this year,” Hannah said. “This past year I played outside and overhang for my high school. They are talking to me about middle linebacker, that’s what they want me for. They’ve got some great linebackers. Number 10 (Ben Boulware), I forgot his name, he’s my idle. About two years ago I watched every movement he made. He was just a beast, an animal on the field, in on every play. I know they have tough linebackers. They are known to have a tough defense. Clemson defense is always suppose to be strong. I’m glad that they want me and I know that I can fill that gap where they want me at.”
Hannah also has visited Arkansas and said he is working on setting up an official visit there. He’s also been to Cal, and the Bears are recruiting him hard. He is working on his top five and he said Clemson would be in that group. Some of his other offers are USC, Oregon, Ole Miss, LSU, Florida, Louisville, Alabama, Wisconsin, Duke, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
Hannah said he wants to make his decision before his senior season and he will sign early but he will not graduate early.