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    Blake Hance
    Blake Hance

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Jacksonville, Ill.

    High School:
    Jacksonville

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 265

    Position:
    OL



    High School:Rated a three-star prspect, the No. 13 overall recruit in Illinois and the No. 31 offensive line prospect in the country by Scout.com ... Earned four varsity letters as a tight end, defensive end and long snapper for Jacksonville ... Named first-team All-State as a senior by the IFCA and was All-State Special Mention by theChicago Tribune... Two-time first-team All-Central State Eight Conference ... First-teamJacksonville JournalCourier All-Area honoree in 2013 ... Recorded 113 catches for 1,459 yards and seven touchdowns during his varsity career, as well as 104 tackles and 9.0 sacks on defense ... Helped team reach state playoffs in three out of four years ... Also played four years of varsity basketball -- scoring 827 points and earning team's Offensive MVP honor as a sophomore -- and was 11-2 as a starting pitcher in two years of varsity baseball ... Four-year Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar and Academic All-State honoree.

    Personal:Born Blake Andrew Hance ... Son of Ron and Theresa Hance ... Uncle (Jason Hance) played baseball at the United States Military Academy ... Attended same high school as boxing great Ken Norton ... Chose Northwestern over several other Big Ten offers as well as Vanderbilt, Missouri, Mississippi State and North Carolina State ... College major is undecided.