We caught up with Long Beach Poly (Calif.) wide out Terrence Austin during the Nike 7 on 7 passing championship on Friday. A fractured jaw kept Austin out of action but he did tell us he set up first official visit of the year.
Austin, 5-10, 165 pounds injured his jaw during spring practice about a month ago and had to have his jaw wired shut.
"I dove for a ball and when I did, a player in front of me accidentally kicked me in the jaw," Austin said. "I could tell right away something was wrong, my whole face felt numb but I still kept playing.
"After practice, it was hurting pretty bad so I had it checked it out and then told me I had fractured my jaw and had to wire it shut. I just got the wires out a few days ago but I lost about 10 pounds. I'm feeling better now but my coaches wanted to hold me out of the tournament as a pre-cautionary."
Austin said he has two schools at the top of his list and has set an official visit to one of them.
"I'm going to Notre Dame (Oc. 15) when they play USC," Austin said. "They just offered me towards the end of June and I was really excited about that. Notre Dame is a great school with a lot of tradition and they have great academics as well. I knew they liked me but I was still surprised when they offered.
"Right now, the main two schools I like are Notre Dame and UCLA. UCLA has been recruiting me hard from day one and I like Coach Embree a lot. Both schools are strong academically and that's important to me.
"Oregon is another school I like and I still like Cal too although they're not really recruiting me right now and I think they might be done with receiver recruiting after taking Daniel Lofton.
"My plan is to take a few of my trips and then once I'm comfortable with where I'm going, I'll go ahead and make my decision."