The Sooners landed a solid offensive weapon when Flower Mound's James Hanna issued a…
Hanna Set for Future at OU
James Hanna, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end from Flower Mound High in Texas had a great time on his official visit to see all that the Sooner program had to offer, but the highlight of the trip was the time he got to spend with Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford. "Hanging out with Sam was really fun," Hanna said. "I learned a lot about the offense. He told me what it was like to be a student athlete at Oklahoma." "We played some Guitar Hero III and Rock Band. Sam was okay at the game, but I dominated him." There were plenty of OU commitments on hand the weekend Hanna took his trip, but there were also a few high profile targets like J.R. Bryant, Jameel Owens, and Stacey McGee and all of the OU commits were trying to convince these other players that Norman was the place to be. "They should come to OU because they have a great coaching staff and tremendous team chemistry," Hanna explained. "Even though they had a ice storm the campus was still beautiful." Hanna also had the chance to sit down with Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson who explained to the mammoth pass catching target what he needed to do to see the field as a freshman. "I will need to keep working hard on and off of the field to become stronger and become familiar with the offense." Hanna is only a three-star recruit according to Scout.com, but he played well above that as a senior earning District Offensive Player of the Year in the ultra-competitive 6-5A district in Texas. "Our season had many ups and downs and ended in a disappointing defeat to Southlake Carroll," Hanna began. "I played better every game than I played the game before." "There had been some speculation from the coaches that I would be the offensive player of the year, but I was still surprised." "It helped me to understand my ability and potential as a player and it really seemed to help my confidence as a person." As a senior, Hanna hauled in around 56 catches for over 700 yards and 15 total touchdowns to earn All-District, District Offensive Player of the Year.
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