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Oregon in Austins top three after visit

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Four-star wide receiver Terrence Austin out of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly took his second official visit of the season to Oregon. The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder went in thinking the visit was going to be hard to top his previous one to Notre Dame, but the Ducks pulled out all the stops and Austin came away very impressed.
"I really liked it there," he said. "The facilities were nice as they were futuristic with TV screens and a two-story locker room. I also met the coaches and players and everyone was really cool. The coaches were very informative and answered all my questions and the players treated me like I was already on the team. It was just a great environment to be in up there."
Austin got up to Eugene on Saturday.
"Basically I got there and went to the game. After that, I met up with the rest of the recruits and coaches. I got to sit down with coach Bellotti and he was really cool. We talked about football and school. He told me he wants me to come to Oregon as a student first and second for the football team. That night I met up with my host Garren Strong. He was a really good guy and he gave me advice on school, learning the plays and other things if I come here.
"On Sunday, I went to academic meetings and learned about majors. I also saw the facilities and met again with the coaches before I left."
The Rivals250 prospect was very impressed with the Ducks big 56-14 victory over rival Oregon State.
"The game was really good and despite being up 56-14 in the fourth quarter, the stadium was still packed and no one left," he said. "On the field, I saw that the coaches rotated receivers a lot allowing everyone to touch the ball. I think 13 different people caught receptions, so that's good to know. I like the spread offense they were using with four receivers."
Austin rated his trip to Oregon a solid nine.
"Everything on the trip was really good," he said. "The coaches and players treated me well and the facilities and school were nice. Right now I'd say they are in my top three with UCLA and Notre Dame still leading.
"I'd say my trip to Notre Dame was very similar to my trip to Oregon. Notre Dame set the bar really high especially with the USC game, but I came in here and saw a lot of the same things. They didn't miss a step at all."
The No. 12 wide receiver in the country is still planning to head to Miami next week for his third official.
"I'm hoping to see much of the same things," he said. "I want to have a good time, chat with the coaches and see how I fit in. I hope I come out of there with a good feel of how things work."
Austin has his last two officials scheduled for UCLA on December 16th and Arizona on January 13th.
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