February 8, 2013

Super Sleeper: Jake Hanks

Inside Tulsa Sports first got a glimpse of 6-foot-2, 240-pound Jake Hanks at a summer camp. He stood out due to his blazing red hair, but also because of his incredible athleticism.

Up to that point, the linebacker from Fort Collins, Colorado, was flying way below the radar, but at a Bill Blankenship Summer Camp in June, Hanks showed explosive leaping ability and blazing speed for his size. The Golden Hurricane offered a scholarship shortly thereafter.

"Jake Hanks from Fort Collins, Colorado, is an interesting one for us," said Tulsa head coach Bill Blankenship. "We had no idea who Jake was until he...

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