- C/RHP Austin Reynolds Smyrna, TN
- Blackman High School
- 3.3 GPA
My Comment: Austin is one of the best players in middle Tennessee. He is a fiery competitor who will complement our program’s mentality. Austin should be able to contribute not only as a strong arm catcher(timed 1.84 at ToppTenn Showcase) but may also see some relief innings on the mound. To go along with his offensive and defensive prowess, Reynolds displays a 84-86 mph fastball with a solid breaking pitch.
Fun Facts: Austin will join former Blackman standout Will Snider who is a member of the 2013-2014 team.
"I'm extremely happy that Austin has chosen Columbia State. They are getting a Division 1 level player with tremendous work ethic and dedication to the game. . He will have the opportunity to further showcase his skills to Division I colleges and pro scouts, along with playing in a program that will compete for a championships. Coach Corn and his staff are very well respected and are known for churning out prospects year in and year out. Austin has great future in the game and I'm excited that his first stop will be at Columbia State. "
Andy Haines AAA Manager - Miami Marlins.
"Austin is a highly competitive 2-way division 1 caliber player. His poise, leadership and experience on the mound, behind the plate and in the batter’s box should be a solid addition to the Columbia State program."
Director, So Cal National Travel Team
High School Coach (Blackman)
"We are so excited and proud of Austin's accomplishments here at Blackman High School and that he has been rewarded with an opportunity to continue his development as a student athlete with Columbia State and Coach Mike Corn."
“I am so blessed to be able to continue to play the game I love and I am very gratefully to be able to do it at a great program like Columbia State. I hope I can help continue the winning tradition here at Columbia.”
Stats and Awards:
- 4 Year varsity Starter (Blackman High School)
- Spring 2013 Daily News Journal -Player Of The Year
- Spring 2013 District 7AAA -All District -Player Of The Year
- Spring 2013 Tennessean- All MID State Team
- Spring 2013 Tennessee Sports Writers Association - ALL STATE TEAM
- Spring 2013 Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association - ALL STATE TEAM