It was a wild sophomore season for quarterback Justice Hansen (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe). He went from seeing spot duty as a freshman to the full-time starter and leader of a rejuvenated Edmond Santa Fe team.
Following a 1-9 season in 2010, Edmond Santa Fe went 10-2 this season, concluding its year with a 48-21 loss to powerhouse Jenks, Okla.
Hansen, 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, already is cementing himself as the top quarterback prospect in Oklahoma for 2014, and the Sooners have noticed his talents.
Hansen threw for 2,561 yards and 25 touchdowns, while rushing for more than 500 yards and eight scores.
SoonerNation: This was a season of progress for you and the team, what did you learn from this season?
Justice Hansen: It takes a lot to get to the top, that’s for sure. I learned that you can never work too hard. You have to keep working because those other teams are just as good or better.
SN: It seemed with each passing week, you were making news with your performances. How has the recruiting process been for you so far?
Hansen: I haven’t paid too much attention to things like that yet. I’ve gotten some letters throughout the year, but I just sat them aside because I wanted to focus on the season. There will be a time for that, but I didn’t want to worry about that now.
SN: You went to OU’s camp in the summer, and the Sooners are on your radar. Any chance you might take an unofficial visit this weekend?
Hansen: I might go to the Iowa State game this weekend, I’m not sure. I have to check with my family and see what we’re doing. It’s been a long few months so I might just take it easy, too.
SN: Juniors and seniors are used to getting major attention, but it’s a little different as a sophomore. Was it tough to handle all the extra attention this season?
Hansen: It was pretty easy to keep my composure. I’ve always dreamed of playing Division I so I’m trying to get myself in the right situation. I have to keep climbing that ladder, keep getting better.
SN: From 1-9 to 10-2 and a district championship, what was your favorite part of this season?
Hansen: We were able to bring some pride back to the school. We gave them something to look forward to every Friday night. Last year nobody was that excited. This year we had great stadiums and everybody was excited to see us play. I like playing with those expectations. I’m going to take some time off to relax and rest and then it’s back to work.