First Offer Comes from the SEC

Biloxi wide receiver Scott Austin has been part of the resurgence of Indian football. The 6-4, 180 pound Austin has the size and speed the college coaches covet. As a result of his prep level production and college frame, Scott is drawing the interest of several college programs. As we head into the new year, Austin will become a popular name in recruiting circles.

Scott Austin profile

"I am hearing from the in state schools in Mississippi mostly," said Austin. "Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss have all been sending me things.

"I have heard some from LSU and just started hearing a little bit from South Alabama."

One program elected to extend a scholarship offer shortly after a strong showing in their summer camp.

"Mississippi State offered me," said Austin. "They let me know not long after the camp that they were going to offer me."

The Bulldogs have remained in touch with the talented wideout over the course of the last several months.

"I got a letter from all of the coaches and they told me that they wanted me to be a Bulldog," said Austin. "The letter also said that they only wanted me to come to Mississippi State if I felt that was my best choice.

"They told me to take my time with everything and to keep them in mind because they really wanted me up there."

Scott attended the Egg Bowl and plans to return to Starkville early next year to learn more about the Bulldogs.

"I wouldn't mind going to Mississippi State at all," said Austin. "They have a good program and I liked the campus and all of that when I went up there."

Junior days will be a big part of Austin's turn of the year activities. The biggest part of the spring will be to prepare for a standout senior season.

"I feel like we're going to be really good on offense," said Scott. "We need to step it up some on defense.

"Coach Shannon is always saying that our team is based on speed and not size. We are all working hard to get better for next year."

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