FSU Host Country's Top Defensive Prospect

The Country's top defensive prospect just ended his two-day unofficial visit to Florida State. Where do the Noles stand with the 6-foot-3 and 300 pounder from Washington D.C.? Is the Garnet & Gold now the team to beat?

The Country's top defensive prospect just ended his two-day unofficial visit to Florida State. Where do the Noles stand with the 6-foot-3 and 300 pounder from Washington D.C.?

"The visit went great," Marvin Austin said. "The facilities were some of the best I've seen in the country and Florida State is a very diverse school."

The Canes have been rumored to be the school to beat for his services. Where do the Noles stand after his time in Tallahassee?

"Florida State and Miami are the two schools on top now," he said. "They are probably going to battle for me to the end. I'm not quite sure when I'll make my decision."

This weekend FSU defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins and defensive back Myron Rolle showed him around the school.

"Coach Odell is cool," he said. "He puts players into the NFL which is self explanatory. I hung out most of the time with Myron. He told me if I wanted to come to Florida State, be prepared to work. I feel he would be an asset to me with his work ethic as I would be to him. I also met a bunch of players like Marcus Ball, Derek Nicholson and Christian Ponder."

What will it take to sign Austin?

"I'm looking for a school with a good education," he said. "I'm used to a big city but a college town might be better for me or the city might be I don't know yet. A college town like Florida State has a lot of players with my background."

Note: Austin was unable to meet Coach Bobby Bowden because he was out of town this weekend. Another FSU Internet fan site reported that the head coach was in town and met with the defensive tackle but that is false.


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