One of the nation's top center prospects, Jason Hannan was pumped up when he found out he was selected to participate in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. Hannan is eager to show off his ability against some of the nation's top defensive lineman.
"Having a week where I get to meet some of the top players and show off my talents in the bowl is really exciting," Hannan said. "I couldn't believe it happened and that I was selected."
Five facts about Jason Hannan
• His personal hero: His father
• His hobbies are: Lifting weights, watching movies, hanging out with friends and girlfriend.
• His all-time favorite movie: Gladiator
• What he wants to accomplish in life is: To be the best I can be
• His favorite video game: NCAA Football 2007
The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl will be held on Jan. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and will be televised on ESPNU. Hannan says that he can show everybody how he plays - with a nasty attitude.
"It's kind of true," Hannan said when asked if he has a mean streak on the field. "All of my emotions are going and I just want to be the most dominant force out there. I don't let up on people. During the week, I'll get to show that."
Hannan was a commitment to Oklahoma State for some time before switching in late October to Oklahoma. His pledge to the Sooners had a lot to do with tradition and a closer drive from his home in Texas.
Growing up, he never thought he'd be heading to a school in Oklahoma.
"I actually grew up in Omaha," Hannan said. "So my family was from Nebraska and I grew up a Nebraska fan. That used to be a huge rivalry between Oklahoma and Nebraska. But, being down here, I dreamed of playing for Oklahoma.
"Plus, getting to know my recruiting coach James Patton, with him being my offensive line coach, it was just a perfect fit. They have a great tradition of winning at Oklahoma."