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HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Austin Stock

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Having the opportunity to watch many of the athletes in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties when they begin playing football at the youth football level, the Miami Herald will continue to shine the spotlight on many athletes during the pre-spring, spring and summer.

With the chance to see the athletes away from the football field as well, we can bring you up close and personal with some of the top prospects in the nation - right here in our own backyard.

Don't forget that the exposure continues on FACEBOOK (Herald Recruiting) and via Twitter @ larryblustein.

PLAYER: Austin Stock

YEAR: 2012

SCHOOL: Central

CITY: Miami

POSITION: QB

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 190

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Telly Lockette

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Having played at Parkland Douglas a year ago, this is a prospect who may catch most off guard this season as he will play for the defending 6A state champion Rockets, who were in need of a quarterback to keep this tremendous run alive.

Here is a player who has good arm strength, some mobility, but his strength his reading defenses and distributing the ball around to the talented athletes the Rockets have on the roster.

Watching him last year in one of his best games, against Coconut Creek, this is indeed a quarterback prospect who has a passion for the game and loves the challenge of being a leader. He knows what to do with the ball in his hands.

Although it will take some time to learn his new teammates, his hard work, commitment to the position and being in the best physical condition of his young life will all play a tole in his progress and maturity. College coaches will be watching very closely.

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MiamiSouthPaw

This kid moved from Parkland Douglas to Miami Central? Yeah, I'm sure he lives in the neighborhood. The recruiting among high schools in South Florida never ceases to amaze me.

Norton

Dude shut up and let these kids be. You always have something negative to say. You are probably the one who son didn't get any opportunities so you have to kill it for everyone else. Let the kids be and stop being such a whiny b@&$h.

CaneNads

This isn't about the kids, it's about the adults in power circumventing the system. The blatant recruiting going on is a joke. I want as many kids as possible to have an opportunity to play at the next level; these kids if they're good enough are going to get a chance to play in college regardless of what high school they line up for. I wish no ill will to this young man, but the whole situation reaks!!!!

B19

I was born and raised in Liberty City and all I hear is how inner city kids transfer. Now Mr. Blu what are people and yourself saying about....a kid coming from a high end area like Parkland to a inner city school like CENTRAL!!! Magnet program???? For those that has never been to Parkland it makes Weston look like Overtown!!

Claudia Mathis

I agree with Norton..

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