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Mon. October 12, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

Palm Harbor University’s Mark Hansson has two pretty good things going for him:

1. He’s talented.

2. He’s smart.

Possessing that combination has helped the 6-foot-6, 260-pound senior offensive tackle land invitations to play at Stanford and Harvard.

“He’s got a 3.8 GPA in the I.B. program,” PHU coach Mark Haye said.

Stanford, which plays in the Pac-10, is seen as being a program on the rise; Harvard, a member of the prestigious Ivy League, has been a Division I-AA power in recent seasons. The latter doesn’t provide academic scholarships, instead offering academic aid.

Colorado State, Florida International and Indiana offered Hansson during the summer. He has taken unofficial visits to FIU and IU. Hansson won’t take any official visits until after the season.

According to Haye, Hansson is having an “exceptional” year.

--KEITH NIEBUHR (kniebuhr@sptimes.com)


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