Scout 300 WR Kevin Austin Jr. Dishes out Final Four, Eyes Decision

Scout 300 receiver Kevin Austin, Jr. took time out of his schedule to go in-depth on his final four schools with Scout.

With plans to reveal his commitment prior to his senior year, Kevin Austin inched closer to the recruiting finish line on Sunday by releasing a final four of Miami (Fl)Notre DameTennessee and Duke.

Austin, who hails from Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep, is a mismatch nightmare who is labeled as the nation's 49th-ranked receiver and 262nd-ranked player overall for the class of 2018.

Equipped with nearly 30 scholarship offers overall, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Austin also took it a step further by breaking down each of the aforementioned schools with Scout.

Duke: "With Duke, of course I like the academics. That's what's really pulling me towards Duke, and also the coaching staff and campus itself. They are really a great group of guys. Those are all good things.

"They said I can come in there and be a playmaker for their program. The coaching staff, they are a very tight group as a family, so that is good to see."

Notre Dame: "Just the history and culture of Notre Dame, like the Heismans and they had a Biletnikoff Award winner. The coaching staff, and also coach (Brian) Kelly and the wide receivers coach (DelVaughn Alexander), they always tell me they don't have playmakers on the outside to make big plays to relieve the running backs.

"They said I would come in there and potentially start for them and be able to make plays early."

Miami: "The recruiting class, that's one of the things. A lot of my friends down here are committed to Miami or talking about committing to Miami. Just the fact that a lot of them want to stay down here. The pride in Miami, and the football program itself, that's what's really pulling me towards Miami."

Tennessee: "I used to talk with coach Z, but he left. (Wide receivers) coach (Kevin) Beard, who used to be at Miami and FIU, he is now at Tennessee and I'm one of the guys he's had on his radar since the beginning of my recruitment.

"He's the coach that first offered me at Miami. We have a really good history and talk a lot about how I would come in there and be his guy on the field."

With that being said, what is Austin looking for in that one special school on the collegiate level?

"I'm really just looking for the best opportunity for me and my family," Austin said. "I'm looking for a school that's going to fit me academically, athletically, and mentally so they can help me wherever I am in life 40 years from now.

"Those four schools are mainly recruiting me the hardest."

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Austin's recruitment.

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