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June 7, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Red Sox select Jordon Austin with their sixth-round pick

With their sixth-round pick, the Red Sox have selected OF/3B Jordon Austin out of Forest High School (Florida).

Austin was a two-sport star at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, as he excelled as a defensive back for the Wildcats football team while serving as an outfielder and a third baseman for the school's baseball team.

The 6-foot, 195-pound senior earned an offer from Division 1 Wofford College to play football and heard from 20 other Division 1 schools in regards to his talents on the gridiron, according to Richard Burton of the Ocala Star Banner.

On the diamond, Austin, a right-handed hitter, batted .351 his senior year with an on-base percentage of .479 en route to being named First Team All Region in Florida. He possesses a short, hard swing with very good bat speed to go along with his accurate, strong arm in the outfield, according to Perfect Game.

He's committed to Seminole State College in Florida, per Perfect Game, and is considering Florida, Florida State and South Florida.

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