Talk about passing the “eye-ball” test, Austin Gough is built like a Greek Adonis. He’s a kid who consistently measures in excess of six-feet, weighs around 210-pounds consistently, runs the forty in the 4.6s-4.7s on any clock ever conceived by science, laser or otherwise. His vertical leap corroborates, instead of contradicts, his forty-time (32-inches).
Over his sophomore year, he broke the Owensboro Senior High School, single season tackles’ mark, all-time. He was selected to the AP’s All-State Football 1st-Team, as one of only two sophomores selected in 2018.
Over his Junior season, once during which he would miss 8-entire games owing to injury, he would come back for the ninth game and lead his Red Devils to the Class 5A, semi-State, losing a narrow game to finalist, Frederick Douglass.
Austin Gough, in only six-games coming off virtually no “warm-up” practices, conditioning, or anything football related before being thrust back into action, still collected 35-tackles, had a TFL with one FF and one FR during the team’s most difficult stretch of football games played all season. Injury be-darned, Gough still made the AP’s All-State Football 2nd-Team following his junior campaign.
Austin is a powerhouse in the weight room too. Gough has a one-rep maximum life in the bench-press of 310-pounds and has repped 225-pounds on that same lift, 16-repetitions.
Gough is making the Junior-Day circuit and all of his invites have him squarely pegged as a Division-I college prospect. That is really impressive with there being virtually no Junior film on this prospect through no fault of his own.
Here’s the bottom-line for those who like getting to the dead-level-center of an issue. Austin Gough is among the very best football players, Kentucky-wide, in the graduating class of 2021. That has been true of this prospect since his days playing football for Team-Kentucky way back in middle-school. He was one of 2021’s very best then, he still is now.
Gough will have a huge senior year and he will have numerous D-I offers from which to choose before it is said and done. When it comes to being recruited; remember, it doesn’t matter when it happens; it just matters that it happens. IT WILL HAPPEN FOR THIS GUY. HE’S TOO GOOD FOR THAT NOT TO BE THE CASE.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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