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Recruit Spotlight: WR/RB Austin Darbonne, Oberlin High School, Class of 2014

December 6, 2013

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Austin Darbonne-Property of LAFM

By Reid Althage

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is Austin Darbonne, and I am a RB/WR from Oberlin High School.

LAFM: Current weight and height?

5-10,  195 lbs

LAFM: Current ACT score and GPA?

23 ACT GPA 4.0

LAFM: 40 yard dash, max bench, max squat?

I run a 4.5 40-yard dash. My max bench is 315, and squat is 600.

LAFM: How did the season go for you and the team?

Our team made it to the 2nd round of playoffs and had a winning season. Besides being hurt for about 3-4 weeks, I played well and enjoyed this year’s team.



LAFM: What has been your best game this season?

My best game was probably the first game of the season against Iota High School. I broke 2 runs each for about 60 to 70 yards.

LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?

I have two favorite players: Danny Woodhead, and Wes Welker. They are both shifty fast guys who are slightly undersized. I have a similar play style to both of them.

LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I started playing pee wee football.

LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?

My brother (Lance Monceaux) is a big influence on me. He was supposed to go play football at LSU before he got hurt his senior year.

LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college?

I want to go into physical therapy. It is good money and I get to stay around sports.

LAFM: Are there any schools that are recruiting you? Do you have any favorites?

I have gotten letters from schools such as ULL, Louisiana College, and Southern Nazarene University which is in Oklahoma. I have also had some attention from different DIII schools. I have no favorites and have not applied anywhere as of now.

LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for? What is your favorite positions and why?

I am being recruited as a slot WR. My favorite position is WR. I really love catching the ball, and I rather catch than just run.

LAFM: What was something special about your team this year?

I felt like we were stronger than all the opponents we faced this year. We had a great defense with a stud LB core. On offense, our OL were extremely good.

LAFM: Outside of football, what makes your school special?

I like the people. Everybody here is friendly. It is a small community where everybody knows everybody.

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.