Fowler to attend Olivet College
REED CITY -- Austin Fowler has been a three-sport athlete at Reed City High School.
The Coyote senior is now ready to be a two-sport athlete at Olivet College.
Fowler signed his national letter on Wednesday to play football and run track at Olivet College. He does both sports along with wrestling at Reed City.
He throws the shot and discus at Reed City and hopes to also throw the javelin at Olivet.
"It's a gorgeous campus and I just love the atmosphere," he said. "When I went on my visit, there were always people greeting me."
Fowler thought about going to Ferris for track only. But Olivet presented him with the chance to also play football.
A recruiter contacted Coyote football coach Scott Shankel, Fowler said, and he started talking with the college. He went to an Olivet football game.
"It was crazy, everyone at the game was on their feet, cheering like crazy," Fowler recalled.
His goal is to be a strength conditioning coach.
He's having a strong wrestling season and recently got his 100th career win.
"It's not going too bad," he said. "I have five more losses than I should have."
Fowler will be conditioning all summer and plans on going to Olivet in mid-August.
"It's going to be crazy," he said. "I'll have to fight for every opportunity I'll get. There's more people and more competition. I'll have to make myself better."
Fowler made the 2019 Pioneer dream team as a defensive tackle. He had 87 tackles with 13 for losses, four forced fumbles, one recovery and two sacks. He was All-CSAA Gold first team.