Austin Usher (6-4, 200, 4.4) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson could possibly be the best wide receiver on the west coast and one of the nation’s elite. Usher has the size that D-I schools love and his 4.4 speed is legit.
“Austin is legit,” Jefferson head coach Doi Johnson said. “He can catch, jump and run.”
“Austin is very tough,” Johnson said. “He’s a football player now.”
Usher is great at making things happen after the catch and he has all the tools necessary to be an impact player early in his career.
Usher caught 21 passes for 595 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a junior. He had a long reception of 80 yards. Usher was a first-team all-league selection as a junior.
A good route runner, Usher knows there is always room for improvement and he has the work ethic to improve. He has a pair of soft mitts that the ball melts into his hands.
Usher is an outstanding all-around athlete. He also participates in basketball and track. Usher is getting recruiting at all three sports he partakes in, however he will take his scholarship as a football player.
Usher has a top eight schools that include UCLA, USC, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Cal, Florida State and Michigan.
After he takes his SAT in March the word is UCLA and Oregon State are going to be the first schools to offer him.
What is Usher looking for in a school?
“I will be looking very hard at the school’s academics,” Usher said. “That will be the most important to me.”
“The atmosphere of the school is also very important,” Usher said. “My brother Whitfield (Usher) is playing for Oregon State and that could also play a part in my decision, but I wouldn’t mind playing against him, too.”