When Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman brought seemingly half of their roster down to Los Angeles over the weekend, Malik Hausman wasn’t one of the names that people were talking about. But the 6-foot, 165-pound cornerback was trying to change that.
“iI’s really important because I feel like I’m one of the players on my team that’s under the radar, so I feel like it’s going to help me a lot,” Hausman said. “[Playing at Bishop Gorman] is a good opportunity for me to play with players that are well known because I feel like it gives me a better chance to be seen as well.”
Along with Sunday’s The Opening Los Angeles Regional, Hausman also joined a group of Bishop Gorman players at USC’s Elite Trojan Day on Saturday and enjoyed the experience.
“It was good. They showed us around the whole campus,” Hausman said. “I got to talk to a lot of the coaches. They just told us what we needed to do to prepare for college and what they were looking for in recruits and stuff like that.”
Hausman wants to be one of those recruits they are looking at. He describes himself as “aggressive,” “physical,” “smart” and “unique” when he gets in between the white lines with the pads on.
He said he enjoys California and thought the USC campus was beautiful. Hausman also saw a lot of similarities between USC and Bishop Gorman.
“A lot of the things that stuck in my mind were how it related to Gorman. We do a lot of the same stuff that USC does like how they work out, the workout days and how they practice and all that.”
As of now, Hausman said he’s hearing from UNLV, Nevada and Colorado State, but is hoping to earn more attention soon, possibly even from USC.
“I like how they run their defense at USC, so yea I potentially would like to see myself coming here one day.”