We caught up with Long Beach Poly (Calif.) wide receiver Terrence Austin on Wednesday while watching the Jackrabbits practice. Austin said he can't wait for his first official visit in two weeks and said he's still not sure when he'll make his college decision.
Austin, 5-10, 165 pounds is having a solid season so far although Poly is off to an uncharacteristic 2-2 start. Along with teammate Travon Patterson, the Jackrabbits have the top receiving duo in the west.
"You have to double at least one of us and if you do, the other one will kill you," Austin said. "We feel that we're both capable of taking over a game and since we're best friends, we don't care who catches more balls, we're always happy for the other person."
Austin will take his first visit in two weeks to Notre Dame (Oct. 14) when the Irish take on No. 1 ranked USC.
"I can't wait, that is going to be an incredible game," Austin said. "It's going to be a fun trip for sure and I'm really looking forward to it. My leaders are still UCLA and Notre Dame right now so this visit will be a big one. I'm also going to visit Oregon when they play Oregon State on (Nov. 18). It's funny, originally, the plan was for me, Travon and Vincent (Joseph) to all go on the same weekend to Oregon since that's really the only school we have in common but now we're all going on three different weekends, it just worked out that way."
Austin said if he takes all five visits, the other three schools will be Miami, Arizona and UCLA.
"I'm going to visit Miami for sure, I'm just not sure when," Austin said. "They wanted me to visit in January but I'm hoping to move that up. I've gotten interested in Arizona lately too because of their receiver coach, Charlie Williams. He played here at Poly and I would have a great chance to play early there. UCLA is close to home and I've been there before but the coaches want me to take an official visit there and I think I probably will.
"I'm going to the UCLA- Cal game this weekend and that should be great game. The perfect scenario for me would be for UCLA to win but for Desean (Jackson) to have a huge game and score a couple of touchdowns. That's my boy right there so I have to root for him but I do hope UCLA pulls it out."
As for a timeline on his decision?
"The plan was to commit during the Army All-American game," Austin said. "I'm not sure now though because I could be taking a few visits after the game. My visit to Arizona in fact might the weekend after the game on (Jan. 14) so right now, it's kind of up in the air when I'll decide but I know I don't want to wait until Signing Day."