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Lyons Township’s 2017 WR/ATH Hasahn Austin had a great senior season and now sits on 3 offers. We talked schools he’s kept in touch with, his upcoming visits and more…
You can find Hasahn on Twitter @hasahnaustin3.
Wt: 165 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
Photo Credit: Varsity Views
LPI: You guys finished the season very well at 8-3, but lost a close game to a very good Palatine team in the 2nd round of the 8A playoffs. Now that your season is over, what are you going to do to take your game to the next level?
HA: I’m gonna go to Bennett Field, where the last two summers I spent doing footwork drills & working with my QB Ben Bryant. We will be running routes for hours & hours.
LPI: You’re sitting on offers from NAIA St. Francis (IL), D3 Wisconsin Stevens Point and Benedictine. What are your greatest strengths or what can you bring to the table for a college football program?
HA: The strengths I can bring to any college program would most definitely be that I can run very crisp & sharp routes, I can read defenses pre-snap, I know how to get to the 2nd level and when it comes down to making the big play you can count on me.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most? Or which schools have shown interest in you?
HA: Schools that have shown a ton of interest in me would be, SIU, Indiana St, Northwest Missouri State, Illinois State, Minnesota Duluth, North Central College, St Cloud State University, and Minnesota State Moorehead
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?
HA: My most recent visit was Saint Xavier University. I plan on taking a few visits this November to schools such as St. Cloud State Univ., North Central College, University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point, and Wisconsin-Whitewater.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
HA: The way I’ve always been taught to demonstrate leadership was to always encourage others to try their best no matter the situation. Never give up on something that you truly want, if you put your mind to something there is no doubt that you can get whatever that is.
LPI: You guys have some very talented recruits with yourself, Ben Bryant, Charlie O’Connor, Riley Kloes and Mickey Brown receiving recruiting attention. Who are some of your other teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level, but may be getting overlooked by college coaches?
Thomas Jackson: He played OLB for us this season and made a huge contribution to our 8-3 record. He hits like a LB but moves like a DB.
Brandon Fischer: Is a very overlooked 2018 Slotback, he knows how to get open and whenever the ball is in his area he has the mentality that his life is on the line if he doesn’t catch it.
Howard Willis III: He played Safety for us this year but I truly think that he would be a perfect fit at DB at the next level. He flies to the ball, can make the open field 1on1 tackle, and he is an absolute ball hawk.
Jack Walton: Another teammate I feel who could dominate at the next level. He shows so much heart on the field and does whatever it takes to help the team get the W. He was the leader of our defense and led the team in tackles with 105 total tackles. Any school would be lucky to have a player with such leadership on their team.
Nate Rusk: Last, but certainly not least. I really believe that with Nate’s height and quickness he can definitely ball out at the next level. Also, when it’s just him and a defender you never see him losing that battle.