Baldwin has high goals in sight

Simon-Kenton has recently been one of the top football programs in northern Kentucky. Austin Baldwin has grown up in the program and hopes to continue that winning tradition.

Simon-Kenton has recently been one of the top football programs in northern Kentucky. Austin Baldwin has grown up in the program and hopes to continue that winning tradition.

At 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, Austin Baldwin is more the size of a safety, but Baldwin doesn't let that stop him from being the best linebacker he can be. "I think I played well last season. I made some really good plays when it counted and there are some plays I could work on," he said.

"I want to get better in making quicker reactions and getting a little bigger," he said.

But Baldwin's strengths are clear. "I consider my leadership and the will to get the football and tackling as my strengths," he said.

Austin got a chance to check out a couple of camps this summer and he had to make some adjustments. "I did go to some camps. I thought I did well. We did a lot of pass coverage. I am more of a downhill linebacker, but overall I did well," he said.

Baldwin has been hearing from Ball State, Illinois, Lindsey Wilson and Ohio Wesleyan, but he has yet to receive his first offer. Even still, there are a few things that Baldwin has in mind when he looks at a school.

"I am looking for the school that, most importantly, gives me the best scholarship. Second is that I like the school and can see myself being there for four years," he said.

Before he makes that choice, he's got some unfinished business to take care of while finishing out high school.

"If you ask anyone on our team, they will say that a state championship is our goal. I believe we have a chance to win state this year," he finished.


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