Iowa State's most prized recruit
in the 2006 class, Austen Arnaud has been close with the program for years a
couple of years now. It's easy for him, he lives in
"I'm just watching people play, I'm seeing what the receivers are doing and I'm watching how the line is moving. I watch what call Bret makes. I'm trying to pick up on little things like that," said Arnaud.
Arnaud might not be able to participate in practices, but according to the young quarterback, he's doing it all in his head while he's at practice.
"It's tough to pick up when you're not doing it but I'm taking mental reps right now instead of physical reps," said Arnaud.
Arnaud said that during practices, he hangs out around the quarterbacks and soaks up all of the information that he possibly can.
"I stand in there by the quarterbacks and I talk to them. I talk to Nate Mechaelsen while he's watching Bret. Stuff like that helps a lot," said Arnaud.
Even though Arnaud isn't on the roster, he still feels for his future offense that is currently struggling with injures right now.
"It's been tough for them because of all the injuries. I think everybody will bounce back. They have a long time to recuperate after next Saturday," said Arnaud.
Arnaud is currently in the heart
of his high school track season at
If you've yet to see Arnaud, here are some dates in which he'll be in action running track for Ames High.
Arnaud's Remaining Track Schedule
Saturday, April 15 –
Tuesday, April 18 –
Friday, April 21 –
Monday, April 24 –
Wednesday, April 26 –
Tuesday, May 2 –
Thursday, May 4 –
Monday, May 8 –
Friday, May 12 (districts) - TBA