Spring Spotlight: Austin Shepherd

Spring Spotlight: Austin Shepherd

Austin Sheperd is one of the prospects South Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons evaluated this spring. Shepherd is an offensive guard out of Suwanee, Ga. and you can watch practice video, view practice photos, and get Simmons' thoughts on this UA commit here in the Spring Spotlight.

Profile: Austin Shepherd

High School: North Gwinnett
Location: Suwanee, Ga.
Class: 2010
Position: Offensive Guard
Vitals: 6-5/310
Offers: Alabama and UAB.
Favorites: Committed to Alabama

My Thoughts: Shepherd is a versatile offensive lineman that could play guard or center at Alabama. He can play any of the five offensive line spots in high school, but the early graduate will likely end up at guard when he gets to Tuscaloosa. Toughness and strength are two of his biggest strengths. He gets after it on the field, he plays with good power, and he finishes his blocks well also. He is in a spread offense at North Gwinnett, so he gets more reps in pass pro than run blocking, so he will have work a little on coming off the line low, engaging into the defensive lineman, and things of that nature, but he really fits the bill nicely for a traditional Alabama OL.

Here are some photos of Shepherd from spring practice…

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Here is some video of Shepherd from Spring practice…

Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.

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