Contrary to the fears of some Nebraska fans, three-star offensive guard Zach Hannon didn’t commit to Arkansas during his visit to Fayetteville last weekend. The Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst star does have the Razorbacks in his top two with the Huskers, however.
“They’re trying to sell me, they’re doing a good job,” Hannon told Huskers Illustrated of his interactions with Nebraska’s coaching staff. “Obviously, Arkansas and Nebraska have two of my favorite coaching staffs, not just my position coach. It’s tough. It’s real tough right now. Like I said, I’m pretty much torn between the two right now.”
Complicating matters a bit, of course, is that Arkansas’ coaching staff may not be there after this year. Although the sacked Bobby Petrino’s staff stayed intact for what may be a national title run in 2012 — and John L. Smith became the program’s interim head coach — Arkansas still plans a full-scale coaching search. And whoever that coach turns out to be will want his own staff.
Hannon said he’d like to decide “before August.” So in the next week. Nebraska’s shown this kid — and his family — all it could on the Big Red Weekend visit.