Episode 13 - Student Athlete Spotlight with Austin Rogers (Basketball) and Matthew Wheeler (Baseball)
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Thank you for stopping by Down The Line presented by Varsity Sports Spotlight.
Podcast host Roy Austin welcomes two collegiate athletes in our student athlete spotlight format.
We welcome, Austin Rogers, Faulkner University Men's Basketball, Montgomery, Alabama and Matthew Wheeler, Sul Ross State University Baseball, Alpine, Texas.
Austin and Matthew share their story as athletes from the final two years of high school, working through the recruiting process, the transfer portal, COVID and now. Student athletes and the parents of student athletes can learn from our podcast guest.
Enjoy the show.
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1:00 - Welcome Austin Rogers, Matthew Wheeler
3:00 - D1 athlete going to NCAA Portal
5:00 - “I was a walk on”
7:00 - It is hard to get noticed
8:00 - Late Signee as a Senior
10:00 - First offer as a Junior
12:00 - Going from East Texas to West Texas
14:00 - Broke my foot, got a medical red shirt
17:00 - Going Pro, means being a good person
18:00 - “Bet on yourself” Wheeler
19:00 - “I kept working” Rogers
21:00 - Advice for High School Athlete
24:00 - Find organizations to promote your growth
26:00 - Had to mature in college
28:00 - Moving forward is better than being stagnant
30:00 - Social Media changed recruiting
32:00 - Don’t get caught up in names of schools
35:00 - Posterized a dude, still looking for the film LOL
37:00 - Last 3 outs, caught stealing at 2nd to win game
40:00 - Staying involved with the home community
42:00 - COVID cancelled the season
45:00 - Tested Positive for COVID
48:00 - Advice for student athlete who wants to play in college after high school
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