Long Beach Poly (Calif.) wide out Terrence Austin has been a heavy lean to UCLA ever since the summer when the Bruins were the first school to offer a scholarship. Therefore it wasn't too surprising to hear Austin announce moments ago that he'll be attending UCLA in the fall.
We talked with Austin earlier in the week to get his thoughts on his decision.
"I just really felt the most comfortable with UCLA," Austin said. "I like all the coaches a lot and I like the opportunity to play early there. They really turned things around on the field this past season and I think the program is definitely going in the right direction.
"They have some good receivers already in the program but I still feel like I'll have a chance to come in there and compete for playing time right away. The coaches told me straight up that they liked my speed and want to use me to be able to stretch the field and I think I'll be able to come in and do that for them next year."
Austin, 5-10, 175 pounds is the most polished receiver out West and is already pretty advanced when it comes to route running and catching the ball with his hands. He's a legit 4.5-40 guy and is also one of the nation's top track athlete and won the Pentathlon at the Junior Olympics in New York last March.
"I definitely plan to do track at UCLA and that was another plus in going there," Austin said. "UCLA has a great track program and I'm looking forward to competing there. I'm a hurdler but I also do the high jump and I think I'll probably try and do both events in college but that's not set in stone right now."
In addition to visiting UCLA, Austin also took visits to Notre Dame, Arizona and Oregon and had a trip lined up with Miami before it was re-scheduled. Now that Austin has made his decision, he won't be taking that visit to Miami or anywhere else.
"All those schools were great schools and I liked all my visits a lot," Austin said. "The trip to Notre Dame was incredible. I visited the weekend they played USC and the atmosphere was like nothing I had ever seen before. Still when I came home, I still had UCLA in my heart and I knew at that time, that I was going to be a Bruin."