Cox QB Dylan Hauser (Photo: Brian Knight/recruit757)
An unofficial visit to Liberty University goes well for Dylan Hauser
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The college football season is all but done at this point. At least the opportunities for student-athletes to visit on game day are done for the year.
On Saturday, Liberty defeated New Mexico State 49-28.
Cox High School junior Dylan Hauser (2021 QB/LB 6-0 185) led his team as a dual-threat quarterback in an option oriented offense where he was 29 of 58 passing for 542 yards and 8 touchdowns, plus he had 110 carries for 566 yards and nine rushing touchdowns in ten games.
He liked what he saw at Liberty and he’s working hard to start landing scholarship offers.
“I’ve been sending my film out and I’ve saved highlights throughout my junior season. I send them mostly through Twitter and e-mail to various college recruiters to try to gain interest. I sent my film to Liberty’s football recruiting page on Twitter and they responded inviting me to a home game for an unofficial visit,” Dylan explained. “It was a great experience meeting our local Liberty recruiting Coach Bruce Johnson (the running backs coach) and Ethan Johnson (Player Personnel Director). I’m starting to build relationships as well as meeting other coaches and staff.
Getting the opportunity to be able to experience their top notch facilities and atmosphere was eye opening. Liberty looks to be a University and football program on the rise. The newly upgraded football Facilities are incredible.”
College visits are done for the season, and Dylan certainly made the most of it.
“Liberty was the last college visit (for me). I have been on home game unofficial recruiting visits to Liberty, Navy, Old Dominion, Shenandoah, Bridgewater, Salisbury, and Christopher Newport while continuing building relationships with their recruiting coaches,” he said. “I really enjoyed my visit to the Naval Academy. The atmosphere there is like no other I’ve been to and they run the triple option. That’s similar to what we run at Cox. I think that’s a good fit for me. ODU was another good visit for me. They’re a great school and football program located close to home and they are constantly upgrading facilities as well.
I also had a great time at Shenandoah. I have built a great relationship with their staff and especially their recruiting coach for our area (Byron Mitchell). Bridgewater and Salisbury are two nationally ranked D3 schools who compete at a high level. They also invited me to their campus for game visits. I had a great time with both of them and I even got to see Bridgewater win the ODAC championship. Salisbury also runs triple option similar to what we run at Cox so that was exciting to see. I was very impressed with Christopher Newport’s campus. They’re close to me. I didn’t realize just how nice and updated their campus was.”
Off-season training continues for Dylan. He’ll work out at the recruit757 Uncommitted Senior Showcase where he’ll get another look from schools in the CAA and other schools in Division I FCS that recruit here. One thing Dylan is doing 100% right is that he’s keeping his options open. He’s taking Division III schools up on their offers to visit just like he’s visiting Division I schools. You learn something every time you take a college visit and every time you interact with a college coach. You learn more about yourself, you improve your people skills, and you learn more about the recruiting process.
His quarterback training never stops. There’s weight training and agility training to keep up with. He trains with QB Coach T-Free, Dr. T.J. Morgan of Chix Beach Gym and Giavanni Ruffin at TNDO gym. Camp season will be here in the spring. From there, college one-day camps start in late May and it’s crucial for Dylan to perform well because he’s coming into his senior year. This is the last chance for him to make an impression and earn offers.
– Andy Hilton