One of the top young offensive linemen in the state is 2014 OL Austin Schlottmann (6-5, 277, 5.1, bench 380) from Brenham.
As a sophomore, Austin was a stalwart on the offensive line for 11-1 Brenham. Behind Austin and 2012 Adrian Bellard (6-5, 332), the Brenham offense averaged 378 yards (209 rushing, 169 passing) and 37 points a game.
Brenham had an undefeated regular season, and defeated Kingwood Park 35-3 in the first round of the Texas Class 4A playoffs before being upset by Beaumont Ozen 14-10 in the second round of the playoffs.
Austin was named District 17-4A First Team All-District Offensive Tackle, one of only two sophomores in the district to earn 1st team All-District recognition, the other being 17-4A Defensive Newcomer of the Year 2014 CB Darrion Johnson.
Austin says the best player he faced in 2011 was "by far, practicing against Malcom Brown every day."
Austin considers his strengths to be his ability to adjust, his speed, and his size.
Austin compares his play to former Michigan All-American and current Miami Dolphin offensive tackle Jake Long.
During the offseason, Austin is competing in track, throwing the shotput and discus.
Many people see the last name and assume Austin is the younger brother of former Brenham quarterback and current Texas A&M freshman baseball pitcher Ty Schlottmann, but this is not the case. Austin says he and Ty "are related somewheere down the line but not closely related."
It is shaping up to be an instate battle for signing this big offensive lineman in 2014, as Austin's two favorite colleges growing up were Texas A&M and Texas, and these are the two he's most interested in now. Others in Austin's top 5 are Oklahoma St. LSU, and TCU.
Austin has attended a few Texas A&M camps and attended this year's Texas A&M-Texas game.
Austin said his favorite conferences are the Big 12 - "it is what i grew up watching and some of my favorite teams are in the Big 12" - and the SEC- "because it is the football powerhouse of the world."
When asked what he thought about the possibility of playing in the SEC, he said "it would be a great experience."
When asked what he is looking for in a college, Austin said "a good education and a good atheletic program."
Austin's mom went to Texas A&M and his dad went to Sam Houston St.
Austin is in no hurry to choose a college and wants to keep his options open, but he does like Texas A&M.
Austin's goals for his junior and season years are "to be a good leader and of course, keep getting better."
Austin Schlottmann is No. 37 on the initial Aggie Webisder Texas Top 50 for 2014, and is definitely a candidate to move higher.
The Aggie Websider will continue to follow the recruitment of this oustanding young offensive line prospect.