It's still early in the recruiting process but not much has changed for Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson wide receiver Austin Usher in terms of who his top school is. Usher, 6-3, 195 pounds had a solid showing at the recent NorCal Nike Camp and said he's still leaning towards playing with his older brother Whitfield.
Usher is one of the elite receivers in the West Coast this year and a potential top 100 player nationally. He was an all-state Underclass selection as a junior after catching 21 balls for 696 yards and 12 touchdowns. He first caught our eyes at the NorCal Nike Camp two years ago and had another solid performance this past weekend.
"I tweaked my hamstring running the 40 and didn't feel 100% the rest of the day," Usher said. "I actually hurt it a week ago but thought I was ready to go. I still had a good time and loved being out competing with the other top players in the area."
Usher ran a 4.57-40 after running in the 4.4 range a year ago. Physically he looked great and was the most physically imposing wide out at the camp. Usher shows up very well on film and has nice combination of size, speed and athleticism. He has that extra gear when the ball is in the air, knows how to get separation from his defender and uses his height and leaping ability when battling for jump balls.
"Oregon State is still my top school but I want to take all my trips," Usher said. "Having my brother there is a big plus. We're very close and it would just be great playing with him. I definitely want to visit Michigan and USC, Washington and Arizona are the others in my top five right now."