Three-star offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann (6-4, 308, 5.1) and his Beverly Hills, Calif., teammates have shook off a slow start 0-2 start to even the ledger at 2-2. Hauptmann, however has had a good start even though this season he is playing quick tackle.
"I have also played some defense and have accounted for about 15 tackles," Hauptmann said. "On offense teams are trying to speed rush me because they can't match my strength. I just take the speed rusher outside and run him out of the play."
Strong indeed, Hauptmann's current bench is 370, he squats 570, and his power clean is 300.
Since September 1st, Hauptmann was received recruiting calls from Syracuse, the school the has offered him a scholie, plus Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Washington and Nebraska.
"Most likely I am going to take visits to Syracuse and Washington," Hauptmann said. "I also like Cal and Arizona. Those two schools are showing me a lot of interest."
"I'm not really paying a lot of attention to recruiting right because I have been concentrating more on my senior season," Hauptmann said. "After the season, I'm going to concentrate more on recruiting."
One of the things that colleges like about Hauptmann is his versatility. He could end up playing guard or center on the D-I level. Hauptmann played guard his junior season and performed well enough to be named first-team all-league.
Hauptmann was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 82 prospect at any position.