By Justin Rodriguez
Section 9 Football Insider
Collin Hauschild’s trek to 19 camps, clinics and showcases began in March in Toledo, Ohio, ending in early-August with a whirlwind weekend at Villanova, Temple and Colgate.
When the Hauschild tour was over, he and his mother, Dawn, logged approximately 8,300 miles on the road. After one week, it appears that Hauschild’s hard work and dedication is paying off.
Hauschild, a senior, rushed for 255 yards and six touchdowns in Roscoe/Livingston Manor/Downsville/Sullivan West’s 54-44 win over Onteora on Saturday. He also threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Dan Clancy. Clancy’s grandfather coaches the team and has been a head coach at Roscoe for 39 years.
Erik Hill added a 33-yard rushing touchdown for Roscoe/LM/D/SW.
“I think the hard work is going to pay off,” said Hauschild, who rushed for 841 yards and five touchdowns all of last year at Sullivan West, which joined the other three schools for this year. “I want to play in college, but I also wanted to help my team, this year. I learned from some great college coaches and they taught me a lot of new stuff that I’m grateful for.”
Hauschild is also appreciative of Mom of the Year candidate, Dawn Hauschild, who drove him to, among other places, Buffalo, Chicago, Syracuse and Washington, D.C. during his five months of football trips.
“I get a crazy amount of support,” Hauschild said. “My mom, dad and brother are all great. They want me to be successful and I couldn’t do it without them.”
Ahart knew Hauschild, who is 6-foot, 180 pounds, was a good player when he arrived to the team. The signal caller put up 186 yards and two touchdowns in a win over then Roscoe/LM/D last year.
“Collin had a monster game against us last year,” Ahart said. “Obviously, I was impressed with Collin as a player. More importantly, he is a fine young man who has excelled by going to these camps.”
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