Vincent Starts Rehab Next Week

Austin Vincent's cast is coming off this week with rehab to follow. The senior talks about he must do to get back to 100% with HI.

Last week was tough for Iowa commitment Austin Vincent.

The wide receiver with blazing speed wanted nothing more than to be out on the field with his DeSoto (TX) teammates, in their state quarter-finals match-up against Texas powerhouse Stony Point.

The Eagles lost 72-48. Defense wasn't exactly a premium in the contest. Something Vincent knows he could have more than likely taken advantage of.

The senior was DeSoto's down-field threat this season. If he wasn't catching a ball 40 yards deep, he was at least distracting a corner or safety to go with him.

But in November Vincent broke his fibula and DeSoto's offense wasn't quite the same after. With three other D-1 receivers, they still put up points, but probably not as many as they could have.

"It was really disappointing. I think that it we have everyone healthy, it's a different game. I think we could have won that game," said Vincent to HI on Sunday. "It was hard watching my guys out there and me not being able to help them."

Now the 3-star receiver has shifted his attention to the next step. His career at Iowa. First things first, he needs to get rid of the cast on his leg.

"It's doing better. I get the cast off Wednesday and start my rehab shortly after," said Vincent. "They want me riding the elliptical a couple times a day and a lot of toe raises. That is about it to start.

"They are saying that mid-January I should be back to 100%. So by spring I should be ready to get it going."

Vincent finished the year with 16 catches for 327 yards and six touchdowns. An average of over 20 yards a catch. DeSoto had four other receivers catch over 40 balls in 2010.

An Iowa commitment prior to the start of the season, Vincent watched as many Iowa games as he could in 2010. Like many Iowa fans, Vincent's excited for Iowa's match-up with Missouri, but can't help to think of "what if."

"I think it's going to be a good game. That is a good match-up. I was disappointed they didn't go to the Outback Bowl, but that is what happens when you lose five games. Things just didn't go there way this year. It seemed like most of their losses were at the end of the game. But, as long as they are bowl eligible that's all that matters."

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