Norris junior Cooper Hausmann isn’t a novice when it comes to the recruiting process. He learned a little from his brother Ashton’s recruitment.
Navigating COVID-19 restrictions while navigating the recruitment process is certainly different from Ashton, a walk-on redshirt freshman at Nebraska.
“I’m still trying to figure out what the whole process is all about,” the 6-foot, 185-pound junior said. “Especially with just one year of varsity and COVID. I went with Ashton and tagged along so I got to see a little of what it was like. Eventually I am hoping to go on visits and junior days.”
Harvard, North Dakota State, Division II Augustana and Virginia Tech are a few of the schools that have shown early interest in Hausmann.
“Coach Morgan at NDSU has been talking to me quite a bit,” he said. “Augustana has been in contact once a week. Virginia Tech’s offensive coordinator (Brad Cornelsen) asked me to come on a visit when we are able to.”
In his first year as the varsity starting quarterback Hausmann passed for 1,835 yards and 25 touchdowns while rushing for 299 yards. A multi-sport athlete, Hausmann is on the Titans basketball team and participates in the high jump on the track team in the spring. His athleticism is something that has certainly caught the eye of collegiate programs.
“No one has gotten specific about position,” he said. “My dream is to play quarterback, I’m kind of undersized so whatever benefits the team I am all for it.”
In his spare time Hausmann is working on his speed with Lincoln trainer Chris Slatt.
“I throw about three or four times a week with Chris (Slatt) often,” Hausmann said. “I’m really trying to improve on my pocket passing. Being able to throw it on a rope and my velocity is something else I’m working on. I’m used to just rolling out and throwing so I need to stand back in the pocket and put it up for my receiver to get the ball.”