Long Beach Poly (Calif.) wide receiver Terrence Austin was planning to take a few of his trips, all before Christmas and then make his college commitment live during the US Army All-American game on January 7. Those plans may have changed after the athlete picked up an offer from one of the nation's true heavyweights.
"Miami just offered him last night," Larry Austin, Terrence's father said. "He's definitely excited about it. I know they talked about setting up a visit for him to get out there and they mentioned sometime in mid January. The only problem was I know Terrence was hoping to announce his commitment during the Army game so he's probably going to try and move up the trip if he can.
"He really doesn't have that many weekends available though. They're expecting to go pretty deep in the playoffs and he already had to re-schedule his Oregon trip because he's going to re-take the SAT on the same day he was originally planning to visit. Right now, he has Notre Dame for (Oct. 14) and then Oregon will now be (Nov. 19). UCLA is still his top school but I'm not sure if he'll take an official visit there or not. I know Coach Dorrell wants him to but I think Terrence might be thinking he can just go there for an unofficial visit some weekend."
Austin, 5-10, 165 pounds is one of the top receivers in the country after a breakout summer. The athlete has very good speed and quickness and is one of the most polished receivers in the West region. He has excellent hands as well and has that extra gear when the ball is in the air.