Brandon Hansen checked out Kinnick Stadium for the second time Saturday. The Class of 2024 offensive lineman from Mundelein (IL) High took up Iowa Football on an invitation to visit for the spring open practice after attending a game last fall.
The Hawkeyes and their fans are impressing him.
“I love Iowa’s facilities and field, and the energy the crowd brings for their games,” he said.
Hansen (6-6, 305) hung out with a group of fellow prospects from Illinois, including Class of ’22 Hawkeye commitments Jacob Bostick (Palatine) and Andrew Kraus (Barrington). It’s a place he’s long admired for its success with offensive linemen.
“I’ve always been interested in Iowa and would love to maybe one day get the chance to play there,” Hansen said.
Still only a sophomore, Hansen reports a scholarship offer from Central Michigan and interest from quite a few others. They include Illinois and Northwestern, where he’s visited multiple times.
Iowa invited Hansen back for a camp in the summer.
“I feel like I would love to know more about how the O-Line and head coach do their coaching,” he said.
He likes what he knows so far about the Hawkeye scheme.
“I feel that Iowa has a very hybrid playbook, and that’s something I’m used to,” he said.
Hansen is interested in majoring in Business in college.