Schools from the Big 12, Big Ten and SEC have pulled the trigger on the 6-foot-2, 190 pound target, but it was Tuscaloosa where he spent his weekend. It was his first trip to the campus, and his expectations "to be amazed" were met.
"It was great, this was by far one of the best visits I've had," Austin said. "The whole thing from the football team and coaches to the town and fans, it's just a whole other level of football at Alabama.
"The best part? I would have to say the fans. Just seeing how much they love you when you're a 'Bama Football player."
The Lone Star State standout has thought about becoming apart of the roster should a scholarship offer be presented, and the visit only furthered the possibility.
"I honestly don't know but I hope so," he said of receiving an offer from UA. "That would be one of my dream schools, it would just be a dream come true.
A potential extension from Nick Saban's program would have to begin with an endorsement from wide receivers coach Billy Napier, who Austin spoke to on Saturday.
"I talked to Coach Napier and he said he really likes me and has evaluated me on film and did his research on me," he said. "And that he's going to be at my school the second week of May."
So what is Austin looking to show with Napier in town for spring ball?
"Just show them that I've improved my weaknesses from this season, which was strength and a running the ball after the catch," he said. "I've gotten so much stronger and faster and I've worked on my ability to run the ball once I catch it a lot."
The junior had nothing but good things to say of his first trip to Tuscaloosa. Playing at Bryant-Denney Stadium at the next level is something that has remained on his mind since the visit.
"Because they flat produce the best football players and play the best football," he said. "And I would love to be a part of that family and process."
Scout currently tabs Austin as the No. 65 wide receiver in the class of 2015.
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