Johnson-Brock’s Ty Hahn was looking forward to simply getting a firsthand look at the Wyoming football program when he attended a junior day in April.
But he got more than he expected when Cowboys coach Craig Bohl offered him a scholarship.
“It went great,” Hahn said. “I had a one-on-one with Coach Bohl Saturday morning and that is when he offered me as a receiver. He said some coaches may think (he’s) crazy because (he’s) offering an Eight-Man kid, but he was pretty excited.”
Hahn and Bohl also bonded over their shared family ties to southeast Nebraska.
“They actually own land down by Johnson,” Hahn said. “They lived down by Auburn when he was younger.”
Bohl and his staff have a long history of recruiting Nebraska. Bohl, a Husker assistant from 1995-2002, used his relationships to mine the state for talent when he was head coach at North Dakota State, and he’s continued to do so at Wyoming.
The Cowboys currently have seven Nebraskans on their roster, but they didn’t add any players from the state in the 2019 recruiting class. The Cowboys are looking to change that in 2020.
“I’m the second wide receiver they have offered and first from Nebraska.” Hahn said. “Their goal is to not get shut out in Nebraska, and I’m the first they have offered from Nebraska.”
Hahn — a 6-foot-2, 186-pound athlete — put up staggering numbers for the Class D-2 state champions last season. He had 62 receptions for 1,165 yards and 23 touchdowns, and as a safety he tied for second on the team in tackles (98), tackles for loss (9) and interceptions (4).
Hahn received his first Division I offer from North Dakota to play safety on March 20. Nebraska, Northwestern, Baylor, Kansas State, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Division II power Northwest Missouri State have all expressed recent interest.
“I went to junior day at Kansas State, and (offensive line coach Conor) Riley said he may stop by our school this week,” Hahn said.
Hahn is being recruited as both a receiver and defensive back.
“Wyoming sees me as a wide receiver. South Dakota State said wide receiver is what they are looking for, and Baylor loves me at safety,” Hahn said. “It doesn’t matter to me what position I play. I kind of play all over the field in high school, and I like both offense and defense.”
Nebraska’s interest in Hahn seems genuine. Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud visited his school last week. He also spent significant time with NU wide receivers coach Troy Walters and tight ends coach Sean Beckton at Nebraska’s junior day on March 30.
Hahn has an aggressive camp schedule planned this spring and summer.
He will attend the Rivals 3 Stripe camp in St. Louis on May 19. He’ll be at the “Mega Camp” at Lindenwood University — a satellite camp for several Power Five programs — on May 31-June 1. He’ll also go to one of Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camps in June, as well as camps at South Dakota State, Wyoming and Kansas State.
Hahn also wants to get to North Dakota State for an unofficial visit in the next month or two.
“I’m trying to get through track season right now and will add some more visits after the track season,” Hahn said.
Hahn’s track times this season have helped his football recruitment. He won the 200 at the Nebraska Track and Field Festival on April 18 with a personal best of 22.17 seconds. He also finished third in the 100 at that meet, competing against schools from all classes, with a personal best of 10.9 seconds.
“Getting my track times down is a priority right now,” Hahn said. “Northwestern saw my times and just recently reached out to me, and Baylor did also.”