Local Athlete Lists Himself on eBay to Get College Scholarship

A Thousand Oaks High School senior was looking for a way to stand out from the crowd in hopes of landing a scholarship to play college baseball at a Division I school.


Austin Herold posted this eBay listing in hopes of getting a college scholarship.

So, he decided to think outside the box  and auction himself off on eBay.

Austin Herold described himself as a “right-handed thrower” who was “All League Ventura County, All Marmonte League and Offensive Player of the Year” in 2013 on his eBay listing page.

He boasted a natural athleticism and said he was ‘passionate about the game and playing at the next level.”

Herold had strong stats but was still having a hard time getting the attention of recruiters.

“It’s a little unconventional,” Herold admitted. But he said he had nothing to lose.

The winning bid on Herold’s auction was $22.50.

It was not known if any college coaches were taking notice.

KTLA’s Kimberly Cheng contributed to this story.

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