Oklahoma football: Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen quietly preparing for Sooner career

SUPER 30 — Except for two camps, the future OU quarterback has worked all summer with his coaches.
by Ryan Aber Published: July 24, 2013

“I just try to talk to them and see what they're looking for and then I'll reach out to them.”

Hansen still plans to graduate in December and enroll at Oklahoma for the spring semester so he can go through spring workouts with the Sooners.

That also means Hansen won't be playing basketball this winter.

“Usually during the spring is a period of time when I'm not throwing the football and a lot of what I've done the past few months is really trying to get comfortable throwing again,” Hansen said. “So another thing I'm excited about, unfortunately somewhat with not playing basketball, is that I won't be taking any time off from throwing the football.”

He's also plenty concerned about his senior season at Santa Fe.

“He hasn't tried to protect himself or lay off working hard and the things he used to do to get where he's at,” Manning said. “He continues to push and pick it up. I know he's proud that he's got a scholarship waiting on him, that he's going to get the opportunity to go to the University of Oklahoma as a quarterback on a full scholarship, but he's excited about high school football right now.

“There's kids some places that all they're worried about is using high school as an avenue to go to college. They don't really stop to appreciate their teammates and their coaches and they just kind of wish it away and he's not that way at all. He loves high school football, he loves Santa Fe High School and being a quarterback there.”

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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