Austin Leaning Hard Towards Clemson

Camden (SC) OL Thomas Austin (6-4, 287, 5.2) has offers from Clemson (3-day camp), South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Maryland, Army and Penn St. Clemson leads strongly over Vanderbilt, Auburn (1-day camp), South Carolina and Penn Stat. All offered accept Auburn…and Thomas has visited all of his favorites.

OL Thomas Austin
6-4, 270, 5.1
Camden High School
Camden, South Carolina

"I like Clemson's small town atmosphere," says Austin. "I also like the job security of the coaches. At South Carolina, for example, I don't know how long the head coach with be there, and if he gets fired in two years, probably all the other coaches will go with him. Then there will be a whole new coaching staff."

"I like (Clemson) coach Brad Scott because he's very strict and precise in technique and he goes into a lot of detail. He also just signed a five year contract so I know he'll always be there.

"At Vanderbilt I know the coach has at least three more years, plus I like how they're rebuilding their football program. They also have a beautiful campus and I know I can get a great education there. They have a good name, so a diploma from there would mean a lot.

"I'm equally good at run and pass blocking. I've also had great coaches so I have a solid technique. I'm always trying to get stronger and faster and work on my quickness and agility."

Look for a decision within a day or two.

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