TEXARKANA — Ouachita Baptist Tigers football has made an offer to Arkansas High Razorbacks junior offensive lineman Austin Nix, per sources.
The offer is the first for Nix, a multi-sport athlete who was the Most Valuable Player for the Arkansas High baseball and bowling teams.
Nix was part of an Arkansas High football team in 2016 that went 3-8 overall with a 2-5 6A West conference record. Sophomore running back Jordan Hall rushed for 722 yards and 10 touchdowns on 104 attempts last season, and Nix’s blocking was part of springing Hall for such bursts. Hall averaged 6.9 yards per carry in 2016. Senior quarterback Tyler Braswell went 63-for-113 passing for 762 yards and six touchdowns behind Nix’s blocking, and sophomore signal caller Drake Browning also fared well going 66-of-101 for 697 yards and five touchdowns.
The first baseman and left-handed pitcher for the Hogs has one more year of eligibility left. The 2017 campaign will see a new head coach on the sidelines for the Razorbacks in Barry Norton, a longtime head coach at crosstown, cross-state rival Texas High who has connections throughout all levels of collegiate football. If Nix is able to play at an extremely high level in 2017 in the first year of the new regime, and Arkansas High flip their 3-8 record to something along the lines of 8-3, then perhaps Ouachita Baptist won’t be the only school come calling to the Nix home when football season is over.
Fox Sports Radio 1400 is the home of Arkansas High Razorbacks athletics. Listen to Nix and all of his teammates vie to introduce the new sheriff in the 6A West, Coach Norton, by listening to all 10 of Arkansas High’s football games this season. Catch the play-by-play with Michael DelGiorno on the radio on Fox Sports Radio 1400 AM, stream them online on FoxSportsTexarkana.com, or listen to them on your phone with the Freed AM Sports app.