2024 PK Nolan Hauser of Cornelius, NC grew up in a Clemson family. Both of his parents were Clemson athletes, dad in baseball and mom in soccer, and his sister is on the women’s soccer team. So, it was only logical that when Dabo Swinney offered him a couple of weeks ago, Hauser would follow the path his family had carved out to Clemson. Monday night Hauser announced that he will be part of the Tigers’ 2024 signing class.
“My family and I talked about it. It’s always been a dream of mine to play at Clemson,” Hauser said. “Growing up and watching them play, it’s always been a dream. I really figured it out once the offer came through. I was like, ‘I can play for my dream school,’ which is awesome for me and it’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”
Hauser visited for the NC State and Miami games. He was back at Clemson last Saturday for the USC game as well, and that’s when he gave Swinney the news.
“I told Coach Swinney himself. He was so happy. He hugged me,” he said. “It was in the locker room, so my parents weren’t in there which was unfortunate, but I had to do what I had to do. We talked about it and I told him it’s where I want to be and where I want to call home. He was really happy for me, but they were kind of shocked that I committed so early.”
Hauser also reported offers from Maryland, NC State, and North Carolina. He’s the second commitment for Clemson’s 2024 class.
Hauser is the new state record holder for most career field goals after connecting on three attempts in a fourth-round loss at Grimsley last week. Hauser has hit 54 career field goals, breaking the previous record of 52 (and four would tie him for the national record). This past season, Hauser was 20-of-25 on field goal attempts with his longest coming from 49 yards out. He was also 57-of-57 on extra-point attempts this season, giving him 117 points. For his career, Hauser is 54-of-66 on field goals and 158-of-163 on extra-point attempts. He has 317 career points.