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SMU is first for Austin

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Houston Booker T. Washington athlete Darius Austin doesn't have to wait for that first scholarship offer any longer.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder had received a verbal offer earlier this year from Texas A&M, but the first written scholarship will be coming from another in-state school – SMU.
"Coach Clarence James from SMU had come down once before and then the next day he came back with his head coach," Austin said. "The day they came out, we were running our 40 (yard dashes) and I ran a 4.41. They were very pleased with that. They told me they were offering me and the letter should be coming."
SMU is definitely a school that Austin has interest in.
"I love the coaching staff and I will be taking a trip there at the end of June or beginning of July," Austin said. "It's a great honor to be offered as a junior."
Kansas State, Texas A&M, and TCU are just a few of the other schools that continue to show interest in Austin.
"I've spoken with coach (Mo) Latimore at Kansas State and he's very interested in me," Austin said. "He said before June they should offer me. I'm going to TCU's camp on June 1."
Several schools have piqued the interest of Austin, but he's staying open to all suitors and "everything is up for grabs."
Austin had a solid junior season with 733 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. He also had three punt returns that went back for touchdowns.
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