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Shumpert Ready for His Turn
Austin Shumpert profile "I am hearing from Nebraska, LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and I got a couple of things from Notre Dame," said Austin. "I was supposed to go to LSU's junior day last weekend, but the roads were bad and we didn't go. "We called them and they told us they were going to try to have something else because a lot of people couldn't make it due to the weather." Shumpert is another talented prospect who has had success on both sides of the ball. While he expects to get some looks on offense and defense, he prefers defense. "I like receiver, but I like defense more because I like hitting people," said Austin. "They both work for me, but feel like I am little better at playing corner." Heading into the spring, IAHS will have the tough task of replacing quarterback Maikhail Miller, but Shumpert believes the team is ready to take the next step. "We lost our coach to Grenada, so this will be out third coach in three years," said Austin. "We have all decided that we are going to give our all for this new coach no matter who it is. "Even though we have to learn a new system, we have enough talent coming back to have a big year. We have eight starters back on offense and eight back on defense. The big thing for us is replacing Maikhail." When the time is right and Shumpert is certain he plans to make his college commitment and keep the IAHS signee streak alive. "I am happy to be the next one," said Austin. "I am just working hard to get better and when the time comes I will make the best decision for myself. "Everybody wants early playing time, but the main thing for me is to find the right place for me. I wouldn't mind staying in state and I really want to play in the SEC."
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