Bishop Gorman cornerback Malik Hausman has had an experience that not many recruits have had.
While on a visit to Arizona, Hausman was hit by a car and sustained a knee injury that kept him out his entire senior year.
“My recovery is going well,” Hausman said. “The doctors told me I will be cleared between February and March.
“I am seeing progress every week and I am feeling real confident. I wouldn’t say I am 100 percent yet, but I am getting better.”
Despite the injury, Hausman believes that his recruitment was similar to others.
“Honestly the process wasn’t that different,” he said. “There are other coaches that have tried to talk to me, but I have been with Arizona the whole time.
“I felt that is the place I should be, but I don’t think it was much different.”
One of the reasons why Hausman knew Arizona was the place for him was because of how the coaching staff treated him when he got injured.
“They were there for me throughout the whole injury,” he said. “They just told me they hoped I got better fast and they obviously don’t want me to be injured.”
Hausman likely won’t be intimidated on the next level when you consider some of the players he has lined up against.
“Going to Bishop Gorman helps for sure,” he said. “Especially in my mind because I have been on varsity since my sophomore year. I played against Cordell Broadus, Alize Jones, Nico Fertita, and a bunch of other guys that went D-I.
“Tyjon Lindsay is probably the best deep route I have ever played against and just practicing against him is going to make me better. Personally I feel like if you master him, you master everybody.”
It’s that confidence that leads Hausman to have high standards.
“My main goal is to play as a true freshman and be in the playoffs,” he said. “I want to win games right away.”