The Huskers are on the board for the 2022 recruiting class.
Columbus High School 3-star linebacker Ernest Hausmann became the Huskers’ first commit of the 2022 recruiting class on Sunday. He made his announcement via Twitter.
My Next Chapter…
— Ernest Hausmann (@Ernest_Hausmann) March 7, 2021
The 6-3, 205-pound linebacker has continued to see his stock rise over the last year. The past few months saw him pick up a range of Big Ten offers including Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and others. The Huskers were the first to offer him back in November. The program always made Hausmann feel like a priority as he told Hail Varsity back in January.
“I think it’s a good relationship,” Hausmann said. “They are clearly making an effort to grow our relationship. I’m seeing that. I’m looking forward to growing the relationship as well. It’s been really awesome experience just communicating with them and learning more about Nebraska.”
— Barrett Ruud (@BarrettRuud) March 7, 2021
In-state recruiting has become a huge storyline for Nebraska. There are currently five prospects with Husker offers. A pair of them—Deshawn Woods and Devon Jackson—have eliminated the Huskers from contention already. Locking down talent from inside the borders is always important. Signing ones that could play in the Big Ten is even more critical for a rebuilding program.
Hausmann was clear in January there would be not flipping back and forth once he made his announcement.
“I’m going to choose a school that I’ll be 100% committed to,” Hausmann said. “There will be no doubt in my mind that I want to play at that school. A lot of that has to do with the relationships with the coaches. Because you’ll be spending a lot of time with them through your years there. I’m going to be going to a college that I’m all in bought into.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.