Herink's a QB to watch
This story originally published on FOXSportsRecruiting.com

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 26, 2013
Chad Simmons


Austin Herink is a left-handed quarterback out of Tennessee that is drawing interest from numerous schools and you can get the latest on this 2014 quarterback here.

Talk about your season and how it went in 2012.
"Well, we started off with a new coaching staff so that took some adjusting to, but I felt like we were better at the end of the season than the beginning and that was the goal. Personally, I had a great time playing this year. I feel like I made great strides of improvement in my game which helped me earn District QB of the year."

What were your final season stats?
"202 completions, 316 attempts(63.9%) for 2,284 yards in (10) games. 20 touchdowns and six interceptions."

What is your current size?
"I am 6-feet 2-inches tall, 215 pounds."

Talk about your game a little. What are your strengths and what are you working to improve this off-season?
"I am more of a Pro Style quarterback. I am really comfortable in the pocket and I keep my eyes downfield well. Another strength is my accuracy throwing the ball. This off-season I have been focusing on getting more athletic in general so I can add another element to my game. I have been working to improve agility, speed, and quickness the most. I have been throwing and lifting as well."

What schools are showing the most interest in you at this time?
"Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Duke are the schools that I’ve had the most contact with lately."

Did you attend any college games as a recruit last season? If so, which ones?
"Yes, I attended games at Tennessee, Auburn, Mississippi St., Duke, and Alabama."

What visits do you have scheduled in the near future?
"I recently attended Junior Days at Tennessee and Georgia and will be at Mississippi State this upcoming Saturday. I am also planning visits to Duke, Alabama, and back to Tennessee."

Do you have any early favorites right now?
"It would be great to find a school close to home, but every school I have visited has provided something uniquely positive. So I would say there is no clear favorite right now."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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