Long Beach Poly wide out Terrence Austin had a very strong showing at the recent SoCal Nike Camp on Sunday and was hands down the top receiver in the camp. He came in to the camp regarded as one of the top three receivers in the state and didn't nothing to change that in our eyes.
Austin, 5-10, 165 pounds was everyone's choice as the top WR of the day and has always impressed us. The athlete tested well although he was disappointed in his 4.57-40 time. Once we explained to Austin that the times were electronic and that was equivalent to a mid 4.4 hand time, he cheered up.
Austin also had the day's second best shuttle time of 4.00, jumped 32 inches in the vertical and did 15 reps on the bench. His *78.41 SPARQ rating will be one of the best tested by any receiver on the Nike tour this year. Austin was so impressive in the position and one on one drills that if we were to name a Nike camp runner up, it would likely have been him.
"I felt I did well and I was very happy with my overall performance," Austin said. "I felt good out there. I've been focusing mainly on track but the last few weeks, I started to train for the camp, running routes and things like that. I wanted to come out here and put on a show for everyone and I feel like I did that."
Austin is currently sitting on just one offer (UCLA) which is shocking to us. Even though he played in the shadows of DeSean Jackson a year ago, he still has very impressive game film and the kind of upside colleges usually drool over.
"UCLA and Cal are my top schools right now," Austin said. "I also like Oregon, Colorado and Washington. I had a good time at Cal's Junior Day Saturday. I can see why DeSean liked it there so much. Cal told me they're only bringing in one receiver this year and they're waiting on David Ausberry before they offer anyone else. I'm hoping to commit early, before school starts so right now, I'm just playing things out and see what happens."