Jackson Hannah

Jackson Hannah would fit well in Nebraska's defense at any of the linebacker positions.

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Jackson Hannah

6-3, 220, LB

Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy

247Sports composite: 3 stars

Rivals: 4 stars

ESPN: 3 stars

Other key offers: South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Oregon, Wisconsin

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How he got here: It didn’t hurt that Scott Frost likes the outdoors. Hannah loves to hunt and fish, too, and he hit it off with the coach on that topic and others. He committed to Nebraska after an unofficial visit in June and never wavered. MBA is an all-boys school, a rigorous academic institution that features a classical education — two hours of homework each night is common — and has fielded a football program for 120 years. NU gets a fully-rounded player in Hannah, who had 66 tackles and 16 tackles for loss as a senior.

Our take: Hannah is a “Day 1” kind of player with athleticism, straight-line speed and — at least on film — an unusual amount of savvy for playing either inside or outside linebacker. Hannah is very good at outside LB, especially as it pertains to keeping outside leverage and setting the edge against the run. It’s rare to see a high school edge guy play with such sound technique — through the blocker, outside arm free — at a position that usually rewards freelancing at the prep level. At inside LB, Hannah is like current Husker Mohamed Barry — canny at squeezing into tight spaces in pursuit of the quarterback. He is one of the best signees in this class.

They said it: “He’s explosive. He has an ability to get off the ball. He’s fast-twitch. He uses his hands really well. He’s extremely explosive coming out of a stance. He’s really hard to block. ... He bends really well, he’s extremely flexible. He’s just a really good athlete.” — MBA coach Marty Euverard on Hannah’s skill set