School: Billings Central Catholic – Billings, MT
Position: Outside Linebacker
Vitals: 6’5, 230 lbs
- Rivals: NR
- Scout: NR
- ESPN: NR
- 247Sports: NR
FBS Offers: Colorado State
Player Type: Speed Linebacker
Best Attributes: Speed, Tackling
Prediction and Early Impact:
Dylan Hanser is definitely a project linebacker for the Cougars. In 2012, his senior season in high school, Hanser ran a 4.6 40 and played tight end and a hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end, very similar to the BUCK position that the Cougs employ. What’s that mean exactly? It means Hanser’s got some good athleticism, but it’s definitely raw when you look at the tape.
The film shows that Hanser was one of the best athletes on the field, but he played in the lowest level of Montana football. Not exactly a hotbed for football talent right? Yes, Leach and Breske took a flyer on this kid, but athleticism is obvious enough to have him perhaps pay off in the future as a role player at LB.
There was another kid who came out of high school unheralded to go on and play some pretty good linebacker for WSU. Hopefully Hanser can end up mimicking just a little bit of what Will Derting was several years ago. We’ll certainly keep an eye on him, but for now the depth chart says Hanser is destined for a redshirt season in 2014.
“Freshman Impact Potential” Grade: 0.0