Aurora (MO) is not exactly a football factory school that produces a ton of D1 prospects or is a regular destination for collage football coaches looking for talent. However, this year, Aurora has a prospect who is garnering the attention of schools, including the University of Missouri.
Rising 2016 DE prospect Mason Husmann (6'5" 220 4.74 forty time) from Aurora has the talent that defensive coordinators covet. The lean, athletic defender is fast of the line, can rush the passer, runs well, has good burst, and is a physical tackler when making plays.
ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with him about his recruitment by the Tigers and others.
"Coach Henson came by my school yesterday," said Husmann. "He said they liked my film, and that they would like to see me come to their camp coming up. They like my athleticism and my size, and he said that he wasn't sure if I was a defensive end, linebacker or tight end, but that he felt as though I was a talented prospect."
Husmann said he plans to go to camp, and he shared his thoughts on Mizzou.
"It's really exciting to hear from them and I do plan on going to their camp in June. I follow them, and I really like the program. It's the home state school, they are in the SEC, and they have been very successful. They have the top defensive line coach in the country. So, who wouldn't want to play there? I would like a shot to prove myself," he said.
The highly productive Husmann, who recorded 108 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 6 sacks playing linebacker and DE as junior, was named 1st team All-District and All Conference, and 2nd team All State in 2014.
Missouri isn't the only school who has taken notice of him. SIU-C has already offered, and other schools are coming in to show interest.
"SIU-C was my first offer. I am very thankful for that opportunity. They said they like me as a DE/LB for them. Southeast Missouri State was my second offer. Army came by today and said that they are very interested. Missouri State has as well and wants me to camp with them. I really like Coach Stec. Harvard and Yale are also recruiting me," said Husmann, who is a good student with a 3.91 GPA and 24 ACT.
"I would say my strength is my pass rush. I get in the backfield and get after the QB or disrupt plays pretty well. I get off the line quickly, and I have good speed and burst running to the play."
Husmann also plays basketball and ran track this spring, with a PR of 11.5 in the 100 meters, as well as running in the 4x100 and throwing the discus.
He also self reports a 315-pound bench max, 400-pound squat max and 300-pound clean max in his lifts to go with a 33" vertical jump when tested.
The sleeper from Southwest Missouri is one to watch this summer and early fall