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Camp season brings out all sorts of intriguing storylines and prospects. You never know which prospects will catch your eye or have an interesting story. Enter 2024 quarterback Hauss Hejny.
The quarterback (5-11, 170) was in Lincoln on June 18 to take part in the Friday Night Lights camp. He doesn’t have much quarterback film but he does have a relationship with wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph. The Huskers found out about the athlete because Joseph has a connection with Hejny’s quarterback coach. Joseph also saw Hejny at a camp down at LSU before taking the Nebraska job.
Hejny wanted to get to Nebraska’s campus to get a better for feel for things.
“I’ve just been meaning to make time to come up there for a visit,” he said. “I just wanted to see the campus and just get to know the coaches a little bit more. I came up there early to talk to Coach Joseph a little bit and come on a visit around the facilities just to see everything and meet Coach Frost and Coach Whipple.”
Hejny enjoyed seeing the “top-notch” facilities and stadium. He was able to get a sneak peek at the new athletics facility that is scheduled to be open next spring which will improve things even more. The Texan was able to meet with Frost which was a good first impression.
“It was my first time talking to him so it was just the first thing is getting to know each other a little bit, just where I’m from and then just what are my thoughts on Nebraska so far. That’s what it was,” Hejny said. “Then throughout camp, he walked up to me and said he really liked my upper body mechanics and I throw the ball really well.”
The quarterback recently made the switch from wide receiver to quarterback. Getting good feedback from Frost during the camp gave him a lot of confidence. Frost did say that Hejny needs to work on using his lower body with his throws which would take him to another level.
This summer Hejny is focused on visiting schools that have shown interest in him. He did camps at Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU and Nebraska. There will be stopes at SMU and UTSA this summer. The goal is to keep getting better. He can pick up tips to take back to his first year starting as quarterback at Aledo High School.
There are several school keeping in contact with Hejny to watch his development. There are a few criteria for the school he eventually selects. He wants to find a place that he can see himself living for the duration of his college career. The signal-caller wants to be able to communicate well with the offensive coaching staff. A place with staff continuity would be helpful. Education and the scheme are also going to be factors for him.
There was conversation with Whipple at the end of camp about returning for a game this fall. The quarterback would love to get back to Lincoln to see a game at Memorial Stadium.
The Huskers don’t have many 2024 quarterback offers out so it is worth keeping an eye on the developing prospect form the Lone Star State.
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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.