"My junior season was good for me," added Dion Hanks. "I started
every game and played against some good receivers. I did what I normally do, shut
down one side of the field. I got a bunch of knockdown (passes) and good tackles.
Spring practice is going good. I can now go the whole day without getting tired.
My conditioning is much better this year."
College scouts have taken notice.
"UCF, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Miami, Purdue, and Florida have been by here."
Any offers come out of it?
"I got offers from UCF, Ole Miss, Purdue, and Florida is taking a hard look
at me. They have not offered me yet. They want to see how my season goes. Tennessee
wants to see my highlight tape. Syracuse is looking at me. They want me and Phillip Thomas to be back together. We played together at (Miami) Edison (Senior) last
What is Ole Miss saying?
"Coach Vaughn likes the way I play. He likes how aggressive I am. Coach
wants me to really come out there and play for Ole Miss. They stay in touch
with me a lot. I really want to go over there this summer to check it out."
What about UCF?
"Coach Davie likes my size (5' 11", 175) and aggressiveness. He told
me that he really wants me to come down there. He said I could be another Asante
"Georgia. I like their style of defense. I have not spoken to them yet. They
are just sending me letters."
What is Purdue saying?
"They sent Coach Carson down here and offered me. We sent some highlight
tapes to them, and then they came down here and offered me. They like my aggressiveness
too. They believe I can control one side of the field which will free them up
in their play calling. They want me to come up to their camp too."
"They were watching Phillip Thomas' highlight tape last year, and they
said they never had to worry about my side of the field. They believe I have
that aggressiveness that allows them to play man to man. They trust my coverage
skills. I hold one side of the field down and Phillip holds the other."
Where will the Miami resident camp at this summer?
"I am going to the UCF camp in June. I am trying to get down to Georgia.
My coach is going to talk me up there. Those are the only two I know of right
Who would Dion like to see recruit him harder?