Monday, January 16, 2012

Meet the Future Frogs: Austin Aune

One of the most under-the-radar members of TCU's 2012 recruiting class is Austin Aune, a 6'2" 185lb quarterback from just up the road in Argyle. He turned a solid junior campaign (2,484 yards passing, 24 TDs to just 9 INTs) into an early scholarship offer from TCU, which he accepted back on March 4th of last year.

The folks at Rivals do not seem to be all that impressed with Aune, giving him just three stars and not included him in any of their QB or state of Texas rankings. Maybe they should take a look at his senior season. He threw for 3,411 yards as a senior this fall, leading the Eagles all the way to the state championship game. He tossed 33 touchdowns and had just 9 interceptions again. He also ran for 538 yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground. He played valiantly in the title game at Cowboys Stadium, nearly leading a last-minute, game-winning drive despite playing with a temperature of 104.

An all-around athlete, Aune is also expected to play baseball at TCU. Because of this, he's drawn numerous comparisons to Chad Huffman. While it's got to be quite an honor to be compared to Huffman, it seems as if some people are overlooking Aune as a candidate to be the "quarterback of the future" at TCU. Those people conveniently forget that Huffman, had he not left to pursue pro baseball, would've been the starting QB in 2007. Aune will have quite a bit of competition for the job once Pachall departs the program, but I think he has just as good a chance as any of the others. Check out his highlight video:


Reed said...

wow that kid can throw the pigskin. it will be interesting to see how him and Matthews settle the dust. Would he have to choose between the two sports at some point? Would he redshirt and just play one season as QB? while playing baseball

EdK said...

Another good-looking player. It makes me wonder if these ratings are really worth anything. Texas stockpiles 5- and 4-star recruits and doesn't even win the Big 12 every year, let alone a National Championship.

And TCU?

Have a look at some of these 2-star recruits:

Tank Carder
Cory Grant
Jerry Hughes
Jake Kirkpatrick
Marshall Newhouse
Jimmy Young
Aaron Brown
Rafael Priest
Nick Sanders
Joseph Turner
James Vess
Ed Wesley
Blaise Foltz
D.J. Yendrey
Cody Moore
Robert Henson
and Jason Phillips

Holy macaroni!

D said...

looks sorta daltonesque

chicdecorstore said...

And his Dad played golf at Texas and his uncle played football for Texas....

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