Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
The rise of talent in the state of Nebraska has continued as we look at the 2022 recruiting class. It has been something to see unfold as the state continues to produce Division I football players. Columbus High School linebacker Ernest Hausmann became the latest 2022 prospect to pick up an offer from the Huskers. He announced his offer Tuesday night on Twitter.
After a great call with @BarrettRuud I am extremely thankful and blessed to receive an offer to play at the University of Nebraska‼️@coach_frost @CoachChinander #GBR ☠️🔴⚪️☠️ pic.twitter.com/5Otcl9FWx1
— Ernest Hausmann (@Ernest_Hausmann) November 11, 2020
Hausmann is a intriguing prospect. It’s rare that you see a linebacker/wide receiver combo but those are the positions he plays in high school. The Huskers see him as an inside linebacker. During his junior season, he racked up 69 tackles (42 solo), six tackles for loss and three hurries. Hausmann also defended three passes, forced a pair of fumbles, had one sack and an interception in 10 games.
It’s tough to remember a time when Nebraska had this many early offers out for a recruiting class. Hausmann’s offer marked the fifth offer the Huskers have made in-state for the 2022 class. He joins Kaden Helms, Deshawn Woods, Devon Jackson and Micah Riley as prospects holding early offers. Lead in-state recruiter Barrett Ruud commented on the talent in the state on Tuesday.
“I do think the talent has really been pretty good,” Ruud said. “Compared to when I was coming up, the metro area has gotten quite a bit better. Lincoln when I was coming up controlled state football a little bit more. Creighton Prep and Papillion La-Vista were good when I was playing here in high school. I think Omaha has been a little bit ahead as of late.
“There is good talent in the state. When you go to western Nebraska and up north there is good talent around this state. It’s good for us to see. I love how those in-state kids are brought up. Most are still multi-sport guys which I love. They are competitors year-round. You are seeing really good football on a week to week basis here in Nebraska.”
There is another neat thing for the Huskers with in-state recruiting in the 2022 class. There could be more offers to come. It wouldn’t be a stretch to see someone line Lincoln Southeast linebacker Jake Appleget get an offer. Papillion La-Vista wideout Tyson Money is also a player who is on the radar for Nebraska.
It also can’t hurt that guys like Ethan Piper, Cam Jurgens, Nick Henrich and Luke Reimer are starting to have success in Lincoln. That gives these prospects current players to look up to. It can only help Scott Frost in his rebuild of Nebraska’s program to recruit and land local talent. It doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon in the state.
>> Wayne High School lineman Mike Leatherdale has committed to Iowa Western. It will be interesting to track his development over the next couple of seasons.
— Mike Leatherdale (@mike122816) November 11, 2020
>> Lincoln Southeast standout Jake Appleget turned a lot of heads this fall. Check out his newly released Hudl film to see why.
Junior Season (8-1)
67 Tackles 21 Solos 3 INT
17 Receptions 280 Yds 5 TDs https://t.co/zlO4MAWDKz
— Jake Appleget (@ApplegetJake) November 11, 2020
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— Carsen Ryan (@CarsenRyan) November 10, 2020
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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.