Hansen has proved he's worthy of that spot with schools such as Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Arkansas already jumping aboard with offers.
But it's also about performance.
Hansen isn't as tall as the state's two other big-time quarterback prospects but had a huge junior season despite an up-and-down season from the Wolves' offensive line.
The way he adjusted to that made Hansen stand out even more as he showed off speed that helped him both buy time in the pocket and be an effective piece of the ground game when needed.
Hansen has grabbed attention from around the country and was the only Oklahoman on ESPN's recent “25 from the class of 2014 to watch.”
Jacob Unruh: The case for Jenks DB Steven Parker
Jenks defensive back Steven Parker has spent the majority of his career in the shadow of another great Jenks player.
As a sophomore, there was Alex Ross. Last season, there was Jordan Smallwood.
Now, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensive back has everyone's attention.
Last season Parker recorded 74 tackles and four interceptions as a safety for the Class 6A champion Trojans, and was recently named SoonerScoop.com's Junior of the Year.
Coaches love his size and athletic ability; Parker is also a standout on the basketball court.
Oklahoma offered him in May and schools are quickly following with Oklahoma State, Alabama and Tulsa making offers. Meanwhile, Florida State has started to show interest, and many more likely will follow.
Parker is the Sooners' top defensive back target, and rightfully so.
And with Alabama coach Nick Saban — who coaches the Crimson Tide's secondary — showing interest, Parker is no longer playing in a shadow.
Instead, he should be providing the shadow as the state's top-rated prospect.