Name: Ernest Hausmann
Weight: 237 lbs.
High school: Columbus (NE) Columbus
Jersey number: #15
Last year: Hausmann played for Nebraska. He made 54 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery.
TTB Rating: N/A
Michigan offered Hausmann out of high school, but he hopped on the Scott Frost hype train and then wanted off pretty quickly. He started seven games for the Cornhuskers last fall and played in all twelve contests. When he entered the transfer portal, he was the top transfer prospect in the country, according to 247 Sports. (He ended up #4 behind Travis Hunter, Denver Harris, and Adonai Mitchell, who chose Colorado, LSU, and Texas, respectively.) Hausmann came to Ann Arbor in January and participated in spring practices.
Despite being one of the top transfer prospects in the country, I’m not sure exactly how he fits into Michigan’s defense this fall. Michigan brought back Michael Barrett for a sixth year, and Junior Colson has been starting for the past two seasons, with some discussion that he might leave for the NFL after his junior year. I think that means Hausmann will end up as Michigan’s #3 linebacker, and he’ll have the inside track to start in 2024. Reports from practice have been positive, so there should be some good competition to elevate the linebacker group as a whole.
Prediction: Backup linebacker and special teamer
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