7:49 - Austin Capps Submits NLI
Defensive Tackle | 6-4, 320 | Star City, Ark. (Star City HS) | Twitter: @Capps_Austin44
A four-star recruit by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 173 overall player in the class and No. 19 defensive tackle by Scout … Tabbed a top 300 player by 247Sports at No. 223 and the No. 2 player in the state of Arkansas … Consensus top four player in the state and the top defensive tackle … Four-star ESPN ranking came with a grade of 80 … Named to the All-Arkansas Preps first team and Hawgs247 Class of 2016 All-State squad in 2015 … Earned Defensive MVP honors at the U.S. Army All-American Combine from 247Sports in 2015 … Totaled over 350 tackles, including more than 60 for loss, and 24 sacks the last three seasons at Star City … Collected 122 tackles, including 26 for loss, and eight sacks to help Star City to a 9-4 record in 2015 under head coach Jeff Furneaux … Also played on the offensive line at Star City with 113 pancake blocks … Followed breakout sophomore season with 129 tackles and nine sacks as a junior … Named an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Super Sophomore after recording 117 tackles, including 21 for loss and seven sacks … Blocked four kicks and two punts over his career … Started every game after being called up from junior high in 2012 … Power cleaned 360 pounds in practice which would tie the state record set by current Arkansas defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson if he can do it at this year’s Arkansas High School Weightlifting Championships … Won a Class 4A state title in baseball as a junior while batting .415 with five home runs and 31 RBI … Hit .421 as a junior and .471 as a freshman … Chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisville.
Born on August 21, 1997 … Son of Thea and the late Greg Capps … Has a younger sister, Mary Catherine (16) … His uncle Reece Parham, aunt Susie Chastain Parham and cousin Adam Parham all graduated from the University of Arkansas … Enjoys Hunting and Fishing … Most memorable moment of his career so far is winning the state championship in baseball in 2015 … Helped replace old playground equipment for First United Methodist Church in Dumas as part of an Eagle Scout project … Carries a 3.9 grade-point average (GPA) in AP classes … Member of the Star City HS beta club and library club.