01/25/2015 - College PREP - Jackson, MS Austin is a solid, athletic catcher that will graduate in 2016 with a ton of potential and promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is slightly above average as indicated by his 7.47 60 time. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times are outstanding showing a range of 1.94-2.10 with accuracy and carry on his throws as he displays well outstanding arm strength. He will control the running game with his feet / arm. Receiving / blocking skills show as tremendous tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying outstanding hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed to and through the point of contact, creating extension. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball exploding off the bat when centered, displaying gap to gap power. Austin has the makings of a special type player and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.