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Austyn Sherwood determined Carroll College fit.

And with a championship pedigree, he fit right in with the Saints, too.

“It allows me to get a great education while playing the sport I love for an outstanding coaching staff and on a team with great potential,” the 5-foot-10 safety out of Eureka said.

Sherwood was recruited at the defensive back position, an area in which Carroll’s roster lost two starters to graduation. While it’s rare for a freshman to come in and see the field at Carroll, Sherwood looks to be a promising recruit.

Sherwood considered Rocky Mountain College and Montana Western before deciding to become a Saint.

“My goals while attending Carroll will be to get a good education, make new friends and be a good teammate and become an All-American by the time I graduate,” Sherwood said.

Sherwood comes to Carroll after a prep career that included being a three-year team captain. As a junior, he was named first team all-conference at safety. Senior year he went on to become a first team all-conference safety and wide receiver, while also garnering first-team all-state recognition at each position, too.

Sherwood joins a growing list of Saints athletes that excelled in multiple sports. The Eureka product also earned an All-State nod in wrestling.

He’s seen success in both sports, too. Eureka won the 2016 State B football championship and then won the 2016-17 state wrestling championship.

“I’m looking forward to spending the next four to five years in Helena,” Sherwood said. “And, hopefully, we bring back a couple national championships.”

Sherwood expects to be in the Queen City near the end of July.

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