Verbal Commit – Chris Hannible


School: Bakersfield Community College – Bakersfield, CA (Coach Jeff Chudy)

Vitals:  S (#8).  6’0″ – 185.

Offers:  None known.

Hannible is the second junior college signee in the class of 2014.  He comes to UND from Bakerfield College in Bakersfield, CA, where he also played his high school ball for Bakersfield High School.  He played quarterback and safety in high school, leading them to a perfect 13-0 season and was named the “All-Area Player of the Year”.  We believe Hannible will have two years of eligibility left at UND.

Hannible shows very sound footwork for safety.  He has quick change of direction when watching the quarterbacks eyes and rarely appears to false step.  Hannible’s tackling appears to be sound also, meaning he should be able to hold up his end of the deal in run support.  We love the fact that on interceptions he went up and got a few of them at the highest point, not waiting for them to come to him.  His speed appears to be good, not overly fast but more than adequate for the Big Sky Conference.  He seems to have a natural feel for the safety position.

We fully expect Hannible to come in and contribute immediately to help shore up a position that was arguably the shakiest on the team last season.  UND needs better safety play to help clean up the back end of the defense and also contain those big plays that leaked out last season.

In 2013, Hannible had 59 total tackles (24 solo), 4 Int’s, and 2 pass breakups for the Renegades.

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  1. Siouxfan46

    Just wondering how you feel, at this point, how our prospects are for next year? Is this such a massive rebuilding project for Bubba and his staff that we shouldn’t expect anything better than last year or could we be seeing some improvement?

    1. We always try to maintain a balance of objectivity and optimism on our blog. Having said that, we think an improvement on next season’s record is imminent. The question of how much improvement remains to be seen. Realistically, we think 6 wins in 2014 with a 12 game schedule would be an attainable and big improvement. Anything more would be a welcome surprise; anything less would be disappointing.

      At the most important position (QB), UND will be another year mature and hopefully the improvement there along with some strides in the running game and on defense overall will equal at least a couple more wins.

      Spring ball development has never been more important as the players and coaches will be adapting to each other. What the roster looks like this spring and what it looks like this fall for camp will be another determining factor as we believe more additions are still yet to come.

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