Dylan Hauser | Frank W. Cox High School | QB | 2021

Twitter: @DylanHauser21 | Instagram: @dylan.hauser

Q: Tell us about your high school career and what the recruiting process has been like thus far. 

A: I was originally a runningback for my high school but halfway through the off season going into my sophomore year my head coach asked me to play quarterback. It took me a year to really learn the position and figure out the offense and by the beginning of my junior year I was the starter over a senior. The recruiting process has been a big part of my life. Every day it seems I am looking for schools to send my film and my transcript to. I am really trying to get more attention from D1 FCS schools.


Q: When did you receive your first offer and what school was it from? How many offers have you received thus far? 

A: I recieved my first offer last December to Shenandoah University. They are a division 3 school in Northern Virginia. Currently I have 3 offers to Shenandoah, Hampden Sydney, and Washington and Lee and I have been heavily recruited by almost all schools in the ODAC division being told by most “we would love for you to play here.” 


Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment in sports is definitely overcoming adversity especially in the position I am in with not have been playing quarterback since I started playing football and being able to take the starting job over a senior who has been playing that position his whole life.


Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at your school?

A: To never stop going. My coaches have taught me that there is no time to give up and to always be the hardest working guy in the room.


Q: What have you learned during this unique time in 2020? What did you focus on or accomplish during Quarantine?

A: I learned that now is the time when I have to work even harder with the 2020 season being in question. I could possibly have no game film for my senior year so I post all of my quarterback workouts on twitter and am constantly direct messaging coaches videos if me making throws.


Q: If you could play in college, what would you choose to major in? What are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: I am still undecided but I would like to major in either Psychology or Chemistry and if my football plans didn’t workout I luckily have worked just as hard in the classroom my entire life so I think I would still be able to go to a good school and get a good education


Q: What would your current teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I think that they would say I am the hardest worker on the team for sure. I think they would also say how I am 100% a team player and treat all of my teammates with respect. 


Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career so far?

A: My junior year I had a lot of deep balls and a lot of long touchdown runs but one that really stands out is when we played Kellam High School and I dropped back to throw and before I knew it the pocket collapsed so I had to step up and I ended up running for a 65 yd+ touchdown.


Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: Inexperience at quarterback is my biggest challenge especially since the guys I go up against have been playing the position their entire career. I manage this by getting as many game speed reps in the offseason as possible and I practice reading defenses as well.


Q: If you could compare yourself to a collegiate or pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: If there was a professional athlete i’d compare myself to it would be Russel Wilson. I think I have similiar attributes that he had when he was playing high school ball.


Q: What is your biggest strength and why should college coaches & scouts consider you?

A: My biggest strength is my athleticism. I may not be the fastest guy on the field but I am fast enough and agile enough to be a dual threat especially with my passing game quickly catching up to my ground game. 


Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Each summer I volunteer at my local church, Grace Bible Church and I help mentor elementary school aged kids and teach them a few life lessons while also having some fun. 


Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 High School National Scouting Combine and what are your goals for the combine?

A: I have been prepping by training every day with my speed and agility trainer Giavanni Ruffin who I have been training with since I was 6 years old. My goal is to stand out in the passing drills and also to run a 40 yard dash in the 4.6 range and get a broad jump of 112.


Q: What would be your ultimate achievement? 

A: To get a good college education, play football while doing it and come out knowing that I will be able to provide a good life for my family.


Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football? Do you play other sports? 

A: I enjoy going out on my friends boat into the bay to either catch fish or just take a cruise and enjoy the beautiful Virginia Beach scenery.


Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life? 

A: My dad 100%


Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A: Most people are intrigued by how young I am considering my maturity. I am only 16 and will graduate high school being only 17 years old. I think I am a pretty mature young adult despite my age.