Nebraska football had a great Sunday.
A lot of people dread Sunday’s as that is the start of the work week and the weekend fun is over. However, Nebraska football proved that you can have fun on Sundays as well. They landed a commitment from 2022 inside linebacker Ernest Hausmann.
Hausmann is a three-star linebacker. He is the 40th overall linebacker in the 2022 class, and the fifth overall player in his class from the state of Nebraska per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
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Hausmann was recruited to Nebraska by Barrett Ruud and Erik Chinander. When you look at his offer sheet, Nebraska football beat out some pretty good schools. Perhaps most notable, they managed to beat Iowa to his recruitment. In addition to Nebraska and Iowa, he also received offers from Arizona State, Boston College, and Kansas.
When you look at what his skill set is, he is going to benefit the Nebraska football defense very nicely. Measuring in at six-foot-three, 205 pounds, he does a couple things well. For one, he identifies the play as it develops and makes a solid tackle. For another, his athleticism allows him to get into the backfield quickly.
Given how Nebraska football uses their linebackers, I could see them fitting into this defense very nicely. Nebraska football linebackers often shoulder a lot of responsibility. Hausmann certainly has the skill set to take on the responsibility, and that athleticism that I talked about above should be able to fit in this defense nicely. Erik Chinander’s defense seems perfectly tailored for Hausmann’s skillset.
This is the first commitment for Nebraska in the 2022 recruiting class. For starters, that is big. I kept waiting for Nebraska football to have a recruitment in this class, and they have finally landed one. For another, this is a commitment from the state of Nebraska. That is huge in terms of keeping kids home. That is exactly what you want to see happen if you are Scott Frost and the coaching staff. They have been doing a better job recently of keeping kids home, and they are looking for that to continue.
Hopefully, this creates a domino effect for the rest of the 2022 recruiting class. If Nebraska football can even land a couple of the in-state kids and keep them home, that would be enormous. We will just have to wait and see what happens. However, there is no denying that this is certainly a good start for the class.