January 6, 2011

Blythe picks up all-star win

Future Hawkeye Austin Blythe took a break away from wrestling season last week to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. We caught up with the four-star prospect to talk about his experience in the Myrtle Beach all-star game, teaming up with a couple of fellow Iowa commits to win the game, and much more. Read what he had to say right here.

Q: What was the all-star experience like for you last week?

BLYTHE: It was fun. Just getting to know Jordan (Walsh) and Ray (Hamilton) a little bit better and getting the opportunity to play against guys of the caliber that were there was a good experience.

Q: What position did you end up playing?

BLYTHE: I played left guard.

Q: How did you think you did during practice and in the game itself?

BLYTHE: I think I got better as the week went on. I got some confidence built up as I learned the offense and worked more with the team and we got the win. I think it was a good momentum builder into next year.

As a senior, the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Blythe led his Williamsburg team to a 10-2 record, helping pave the way for an offense that averaged 230 rushing yards per game. He also racked up 61 tackles, including 17 TFL on defense. In May, the four-star prospect committed to Iowa over scholarship offers from Iowa State, Stanford, Kansas, Kansas State, and Wisconsin.

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