Austin Bourne, Signs with Southern Mississippi

Austin Bourne, Brandon chose to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Southern Mississippi.

I chose Southern Miss because I really enjoyed the atmosphere that surrounds the team and coaches. They are all fully bought in to what they are doing and I felt like I was a great fit. It had always been in the back of my mind as a dream to run at USM ever since Patton Little from Starkville talked to a group of us younger runners at the state track meet during my freshman year, his senior year about Southern Miss. Another thing that put USM over the top for me was the group that I was with on my official visit; we all got along really well and could tell that we had intentions to work hard. Three guys from that group including myself, Preston Burks and Dylan Evans who is from Texas have already signed. Dylan Allen from Mooreville has signed as well and I cannot wait to be teammates with this talented group. 

I plan on majoring in Psychology and attending the Honors College. 

My goal for this outdoor season is to finish my final season of high school running with a bang! I hope to set PR's in all of my events and be standing on the line at the State Championship.