Long Beach Poly (Calif.) wide out Terrence Austin took official visit No. 2 this past weekend when he headed to Eugene to check out the Oregon Ducks. Austin raved about the visit but was it enough to overtake present leaders UCLA and Notre Dame?
Austin 5-10, 170 pounds has been extremely hot the past two games and has returned three kicks for scores including a 65 yard punt return in the Jackrabbits opening playoff win last Friday.
"I had a 99 and 75 yard kickoff returns for touchdowns the week before," Austin said. "All year long teams have been kicking away from me but I've finally gotten a chance the past two weeks and it's been a lot of fun."
Austin arrived in Eugene on Saturday and said everything about the visit was great.
"To be honest, it was right on par with the visit to Notre Dame," Austin said. "The game atmosphere was great, the campus and facilities are incredible and I really like the town of Eugene a lot. It's real mellow and has a peacefulness to it. It's a nice, quiet college town and you can tell it's a place that doesn't have a lot of crime or anything like some parts here in Los Angeles."
As for the game itself, Austin said he was very impressed with the Duck offense and thinks he would fit in well there.
"They run a spread with four receivers so I would have a great chance to come in and play early," Austin said. "Earlier today before I left, Coach Belotti was telling me how they needed a game breaker like me and said in that offense, there's a chance for me to come in right away and play. Garren Strong was my host and he was cool. There was a lot of players on the team that I heard about but never met before. Guys like Cameron Colvin and Demetrious Williams since they played at De la Salle and it was cool to meet them in person and get to know them a little bit."
As for where Oregon would rate following the visit?
"They're up there but UCLA and Notre Dame are still my leaders," Austin said. "I know Notre Dame just got another receiver committed but I've talked to them and they said they're holding a spot for me so that's cool. I'm visiting Miami this weekend and then UCLA is (Dec. 16). I have Arizona late in January but I want to move it up so I can announce at the Army All-American game January 7."