51 minutes | Apr 18, 2021

Episode 13 - Student Athlete Spotlight with Austin Rogers (Basketball) and Matthew Wheeler (Baseball)

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. Talk to you soon, down the line. Follow Austin Rogers @Instagram:  Arogbabyhttps://faulknereagles.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/austin-rogers/17709Follow Matthew Wheeler @Instagram: TheTot10 Twitter: the_tot_10https://srlobos.com/sports/baseball/roster/matthew-wheeler/34261:00 - Welcome Austin Rogers, Matthew Wheeler3:00 - D1 athlete going to NCAA Portal 5:00 - “I was a walk on” 7:00 - It is hard to get noticed8:00 - Late Signee as a Senior 10:00 - First offer as a Junior12:00 - Going from East Texas to West Texas14:00 - Broke my foot, got a medical red shirt17:00 - Going Pro, means being a good person 18:00 - “Bet on yourself” Wheeler19:00 - “I kept working” Rogers21:00 - Advice for High School Athlete24:00 - Find organizations to promote your growth26:00 - Had to mature in college28:00 - Moving forward is better than being stagnant30:00 - Social Media changed recruiting 32:00 - Don’t get caught up in names of schools35:00 - Posterized a dude, still looking for the film LOL37:00 - Last 3 outs, caught stealing at 2nd to win game40:00 - Staying involved with the home community42:00 - COVID cancelled the season45:00 - Tested Positive for COVID48:00 - Advice for student athlete who wants to play in college after high schoolTo be featured on Down The Line contact the podcast team on social media or email downtheline@vsspotlight.com. Follow us on social media.https://www.instagram.com/vssreplay/https://twitter.com/VSspotlighthttps://www.facebook.com/VSspotlightOr Visit https://www.vsspotlight.com
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