JUCO RB To Commit Soon?

Riverside College RB Jamil Austin (Riverside, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State just a little over a week ago & could be on the verge of committing to the Broncos. Boise loses fifth year senior DJ Harper and journeyman Drew Wright after the 2012 season & are looking for an experienced RB to compete for playing time heading into the 2013 season. So, could Austin be the newest Bronco soon?

Riverside College RB Jamil Austin (Riverside, CA) picked up an offer from Boise State just a little over a week ago and could be on the verge of committing to the Blue and Orange. The Broncos lose fifth year senior D.J. Harper after the 2012 season and are looking to recruit an experienced RB to compete for playing time heading into the 2013 season. So, could Austin be the newest Bronco soon?

"There's a good chance that I'll commit soon," he said. "I'm waiting to hear back from the coaches right now," he added.

"I've heard a lot of good things about the program," he stated. "They've won a lot of championships and have a good history with RBs. That made me want to be a Bronco."

"Coach Pete offered me the Thursday before last," said Austin. "He asked me what do I know about Boise State, the history of the program, and said it would be a good place to get my degree. He said he thinks I have good balance, can break tackles, and that I could do all of that at Boise State."

Austin will receive his AA following the spring semester and would have three years to play two.

"I would arrive in Boise for the summer," he said. "I wanted to go to a bigger school after HS. That's how I ended up here. I needed a better score for the ACT and instead of taking it over and over, I just decided to come here and get my AA."

"Boise State knew about me from HS," said Austin. "I went to Colony HS in the Inland Empire. I broke a lot of records over there, state rushing record, TD record, and most yards in a game. I think I finished my senior year with 2,083 yards and 23 TDs."

He went on to say that they have a three 'back rotation at Riverside and his stats would likely be much better if he was getting the majority of carries.

"I've got about 400 rushing yards but only 60 carries," he said. "Our coach likes to rotate the RBs in and out. We have a good coach and he knows how to put us in a position to win. That's probably why we've only lost one game this year and were undefeated last year. We've got a lot of new players this year but are still playing well."

So, what does Jamil Austin (5'11, 200, 4.48) bring to the gridiron?

"I always give 100%," he said. "I can jump over people, run them over if I have to, and I keep my feet moving after contact," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jamil Austin.




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