The Michigan Wolverines added a five-star kicker to their 2020 class recently. Southern Indiana native (Floyd Central) Cole Hussung will be joining the program as a preferred walk-on. Maize n Brew chatted with Hussung about his commitment and his goals at UM.
Michigan wasn’t the only team after Hussung, he received interest from the likes of Alabama, Louisville, and Tennessee, but felt Michigan was the ideal landing spot. “You can’t find a better school with as good of a football team as Michigan,” Hussung told Maize n Brew. “I do think that Michigan is a great fit to maximize my abilities. With great coaches that have invested their lives in the players that they currently have, I have no doubt that I will reach my potential at U-of-M.”
Michigan has a new special teams coordinator in Jay Harbaugh, a man that Hussung believes will help him reach his potential. “I think Jay is a great coach and a great person. I can’t wait to get to know him better and have him as a coach for my college career,” Hussung said.
Hussung’s goals at Michigan? “To become the best version of myself both physically and mentally. And with the support the coaching staff and fans provide I feel very confident that goal is attainable,” he said.
The Wolverines have two good kickers on the roster in Jake Moody and Quinn Nordin, and Hussung is ready to compete with the two and learn from them in the process. “No doubt the best of the best in the nation,” Hussung said. “I’m excited to compete with them and even more importantly, learn from them.”
Hussung believes he has a strong leg but needs to fine tune some things and become more consistent overall. Per the Louisville Courier Journal, “Hussung’s career long field goal in a game is 49 yards, along with multiple connections from 46, 47 and 48 yards. This (2019) season, 41 of his 63 kickoffs were touchbacks. At practices, his career-long field goal off a tee is 70 yards. On the ground with a kicking stand, he’s hit from 65. He’s connected multiple times from beyond 60 yards from a live snap and hold. As a punter this past season, he pinned 12 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.”