Capps humbled by attention from college coaches

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Star City defensive tackle Austin Capps has offers from Arkansas and Louisville.
Star City defensive tackle Austin Capps has offers from Arkansas and Louisville.

Star City sophomore offensive and defensive linemen Austin Capps has seen Arkansas, Alabama, Ole Miss and Auburn visit his school during the spring evaluation period.

Capps, 6-31/2, 307, 5.1 seconds in the 40 yard dash, has scholarship offers from Arkansas and Louisville while drawing interest from numerous others. Video highlights CLICK HERE

Razorback tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. is the lone college coach to visit the school and stay for a Bulldogs’ spring practice.

“It’s pretty awesome,” Capps said of Lunney staying for practice. “It’s the just the whole experience of college coaches coming and seeing me. It’s just a cool experience.”

Last year, Capps recorded 103 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 recovered fumble and 1 blocked punt and was named an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Super Sophomore.

Capps recorded a 350 pound bench press, 325 power clean, 515 dead lift and 580 squat earlier in the spring. He prefers playing defense.

“I just like getting after the quarterback and stopping the run,” he said.

He plans to visit Arkansas, Alabama, Ole Miss and Auburn during the summer. His major and coaches will go along way in where he plays his college football.

“Probably somewhere that has a good agriculture department and like I’ve said somewhere I like the coaches,” Capps said.

His mother and other family members are advising.

“They tell me to go where it pleases me the most and mainly go where I could be happy without football,” Capps said.

Capps earned his offer from the Hogs after a dominating type showing at camp last summer. He enjoys his talks with Coach Bret Bielema.

“From when I’ve talked to him, he’s a cool guy,” Capps said. “He’s easy to talk to. He seems down-to-earth and a like a person I’d like to be around.”

He doesn’t have a set time to make his college decision.

“Not a clue,” Capps said.


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