Noah Hannon had a small family reunion during his signing with Appalachian State to play football. Hannon also wished his mother, Inez, a happy birthday on signing day.
Noah Hannon officially signs with Appalachian State as his father, Chad, witnesses the event.
Noah Hannon signed with Appalachian State Wednesday.
Now all Hannon has between him and reporting to Boone, N.C., this summer is competing in the Virtual Enterprise competition this weekend, completing his basketball season, play baseball (first base) and golf, as the No. 1 player, and graduate.
Hannon has been named to virtually every Region and state football team, played for South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl and was among five finalists for Mr. Football.
“I will get up there this summer early and be ready to get a chance to play early,” Hannon said. He will play center, the same position he played at Greer as a starting freshman.
Greer Head Football Coach Will Young said Hannon was the best offensive lineman to play since became head coach.
Young said having a player like Hannon is an investment that will pay off 3-4 years of underclassmen. “All the underclassmen, all the way down to the jayvees, have watched him and how hard he has worked. We will see our line become better just by being around Noah,” Young said.
Travis Perry described Hannon as the epitome of a football player all schools want. “He set the standard. He’s the poster child for a great student-athlete,” Perry said.
“Noah is the kind of person you tell your athletes, ‘this is what you want to be like,’” Perry said.
“He’s the best of the best,” Perry said. “That’s what your players to be.”
Hannon’s football lineage goes back three generations of Shrine Bowlers. He joins he father and grandfather as the first three-generation player to make the elite South Carolina all-star football team.