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The Huskers are going everything they can to bring talented football players to the team. Ty Hahn, a multi-sport athlete from Johnson-Brock, announced that he would be joining the Huskers as a walk on this recruiting class.
I am truly blessed and excited to announce my commitment to play football at the University of Nebraska! 🌽☠️ #GBR #keepworking pic.twitter.com/Rjdp6EYN5P
— Ty Hahn (@thahn23) December 17, 2019
“Over the past couple weeks, I took a visit to Nebraska,” Hahn explained to Hail Varsity. “It was about a week and a half ago on a Saturday when they had a couple official visitors in town. Previous to that, Coach Frost offered me a two years as a walk on and three years on scholarship type deal. The visit Saturday was to find out more about that. I got to be around the coaches. I spent the whole day being around the program. I found out then that it would be an 18-month deal versus two years. So, 18 months and the rest on scholarship. That was really a big factor for me. Getting that opportunity from Coach Frost. He told me that they don’t just do that for everyone. They truly believe in me as a player and a person.
“Wyoming was in my top spot for sure prior to that. I took an official visit out there this past weekend. It was really good but it was just tough to beat Nebraska. Where I come from, it’s the home school. Growing up, love the Huskers and having the opportunity to play for them is pretty huge.”
It is a pretty unique opportunity for Hahn to pay his own way for 18 months then go on scholarship after that. It’s a setup that I had never heard of and one that made him feel good when Frost offered it to him.
“It makes me feel pretty special,” Hahn said. “I talked to him several times throughout camps and visits. He’s always told me how much they want me. Getting this finally from them, I originally thought it would be a preferred walk on. I would have to truly work my way all the way up. It makes me feel special. I’m just thankful for the opportunity. He said there is still a possibility I can earn one before that. My mindset is to work as hard as I can, hit the ground running and just compete.”
When Hahn was in Lincoln recently he got to spend a lot more time with offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters. He said the relationship has been good, which started at different camps that he attended. Hahn has loved learning from Walters so far and can’t wait to work more with him to develop as a man and football player.
During his high school career at Johnson-Brock he was prolific. He racked up 4,250 receiving yards and 101 touchdowns in Class D-2 (eight-man). The wideout is looking forward to the challenge of Big Ten football.
“It’ll be different. The terminology is different,” Hahn said. “The physicality will be different. Ultimately for me its spending extra time to watch film. Spending time learning the plays to get them down pat before it truly matters. Really getting myself physically ready so when it’s my time I am ready to go. I know it will be better competition and a lot tougher but that’s what I love. I love facing the best and that’s what I plan to do.”
Like so many in the state Hahn and his family are Husker fans. His family didn’t push him in one direction or the other but they were certainly excited for his choice.
“They were pretty excited for me, he said. “They have been so supportive of whatever I want to do. They leave the decision up to me. They offered their insight and what they think or see when they go on visits as well. It helped me when making my decision. They’ve been so excited for me when I made this decision.
“It’s been a blessing.”
Hahn, who is now into basketball season and had a game today, will arrive this summer in Lincoln ready to work.
>> Avante Dickerson, the 2021 cornerback from Omaha Westside, is feeling the love from the Huskers on social media.
— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) December 17, 2019
>> After receiving late interest from Ole Miss it looks like things are all set for running back commit Marvin Scott to sign with Nebraska on Wednesday.
Good Afternoon everyone! I will be singing on Wednesday the 18th (tomorrow) @ 11:30 AM, Spruce Creek High School. I will also be signing on Instagram live (@Mscott4_) !!! #GBR 🌽 pic.twitter.com/Y1enJof4hm
— Marvin Scott III (@Mscott4__) December 17, 2019
>> Quarterback commit Logan Smothers has his signing time all set for tomorrow too.
Signing tomorrow @ 10 in the Muscle Shoals High School Auditorium. All are welcome! @HuskerFBNation @AL6AFootball #GBR 🔴🌽
— Logan Smothers (@logan_smothers) December 17, 2019
>> The Huskers got more good news on Tuesday when JUCO defensive lineman Jordon Riley joined the class.
>> Nebraska basketball joined the commitment fun when WNCC’s Teddy Allen picked (Premium) the Huskers.
>> The games are over for now. In the latest issue of Hail Varsity magazine we are taking a look at a different sort of game.
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.