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After going for 778 yards receiving as a junior on just 40 receptions and 9 touchdowns last season, there was certainly some high expectations heading into Iaan Cousin’s senior year, but a position change to quarterback has him adjusting on the fly. After an early season loss to Christian Heritage on 9/14, the Eagles have rallied off five wins in a row, and the 2019 athlete has done a marvelous job executing their option offense.
Their biggest offensive output of the season was just a few weeks back against Gordon Lee where they scored 44 points, and Cousin had a touchdown run that ended up tying for the #1 play in the state of Georgia. Right at the snap a Gordon Lee player jumped into the backfield, and Cousin had to think quick on his feet. The defender the SR dead in his sights, but the super-elusive athlete managed to spin out of the tackle, then reverse up field burning by a party of defenders, and down the right sideline where he made an incredible diving attempt at the pylon for the score.
It is plays just like that, where the 2019 athlete turns nothing into something, that makes Cousin such a difference-maker and why Mt. Zion-Carrollton is one of the hotter teams in Class A in the late-season. Still, they have unfinished business with one last regular season game left against a consensus Class A Private top 5 ranked team in Fellowship Christian.
“The season has been good so far, we’ll be hosting the region championship next week at home for senior night against Fellowship Christian,” Cousin said.
Right now, he has 932 all-purpose yards on the season, and 11 total touchdowns. He has a few goals that he would like to close the season out with. “I want to break 1000 all-purpose yards and get over +15 touchdowns.”
That seems to be all but in the bag with at least two games remaining on the schedule (counting the first game of the playoffs at bare minimum). What is not in the bag (just yet) is the senior’s current recruitment. With visits planned to UT-Chattanooga on the November 10th, and Jacksonville State on November 17th, there definitely is some legit FCS interest for Cousin, who was a unanimous pick for Preseason All-State – even if everyone picked the wrong position at WR.
Cousin believe he can continue to improve on his vision running, physicality closing out plays and overall speed. At 6′, and only 160 lbs., the senior has a slighter frame, but has good weight lifting numbers with a 265 power clean, 265 bench press, and 385 squat. A good student-athlete too boot with a 3.6 GPA and a 27 on the ACT – there is definitely colleges that can use a well-rounded athlete like Cousin.
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