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Greg Hankerson tries to elude a couple of defenders during a senior season in which he threw for better than 2,500 yards.


Knows the 'O'

Greg Hankerson's Boyd Anderson team ran a similar offense to what FAU does, which is why he believes he can be productive right away.

Originally published on 1/15/2013

by Chuck King

Boyd Anderson quarterback Greg Hankerson has an official visit to FAU scheduled for this weekend, but he simply couldn't wait that long.

When three FAU coaches came to his house on Monday night, Hankerson committed to FAU.

"I've been thinking about it for a long time," Hankerson said. "It's just a good opportunity for me to get some early playing time."

Hankerson says FAU coaches have been talking with him ever since the summer when he attended football camps on campus.

He believes the transition to FAU's offense will be smooth.

"The offense they ran fits the offense I ran in high school," Hankerson said.

Hankerson made that offense move during his senior season at Boyd Anderson, leading all Broward County large school quarterbacks by throwing for 2,556 yards and 26 touchdowns, with only eight interceptions.

He also has enough speed that Cincinnati has offered Hankerson a scholarship to play cornerback.

Hankerson, though, doesn't consider himself to be a dual-threat quarterback.

"I'd rather throw than run," he said.

With incumbent starter Graham Wilbert graduating and the status of Melvin German still murky, quarterback was a position of need for this FAU recruiting class. The Owls may soon have an abundance of choices at that position.

The Owls signed JUCO quarterback Quez Johnson in December. He is already on campus, as is last year's back-up Stephen Curtis.

FAU also brought two quarterbacks to campus during its first major high school recruiting weekend. Port St. Lucie's D.J. Juste and O'Fallon's (Illinois) Todd Porter both said they enjoyed their visit to Boca Raton and appear to be leaning toward committing to the Owls.

Hankerson, who also had an offer from Bethune-Cookman and drew interest from North Carolina St., became the 16th high school player to commit to FAU. The Owls also signed five junior college players in December.

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