Austin High on Michigan?

The Wolverines offered a trio of New Orleans (LA) St. Augustine teammates, and the hulking offensive guard Jonah Austin was one of them. GoBlueWolverine caught up with him to catch his feelings on the Wolverines, his teammates having offers as well, and a possible visit.

Jonah Austin, the mammoth 6'5" 315 pound guard from St. Augustine in New Orleans (LA), is a mauler on the football field, and isn't shy to speak on it. That confidence and ability has led him to a few early offers, including one from the Michigan Wolverines.

"It's a big offer for me, especially being from outside the SEC schools. It's a big time college program," Austin told GoBlueWolverine. "It's a great environment."

The Wolverines have also offered fellow offensive lineman Trai Turner and safety Renaldo Thomas, both teammates of Austin's in New Orleans.

"If all of us commit there, it'd be a great get for Michigan fans. Basically me and Trai have been talking about going to school together, but really most schools look at him. Michigan sees both of us. Basically we were talking about going to the same school."

While the two offensive linemen talk more about attending school together, they do speak with their safety about the possibility as well.

"Oh yeah definitely. Renaldo has Michigan too, but he's a safety, but I think it's basically me and Trai talking about it."

Both Austin and Turner have definitely talked about the possibility of ending up in Maize and Blue, and that will lead to a summer time and possible camp visit from the Louisiana behemoths.

"Yeah, we're coming up this summer. I'm not for sure yet, but I know I'll be up there. It will probably me and Trai coming up at the same time. We might come up there for camp."

Michigan has started to make more of a push in the state of Louisiana, just a few months ago adding Carvin Johnson to the fold, and Turner is quite familiar with him.

"Oh yeah, the safety from Rummel… He hit me up on Facebook and told me what Michigan is like and how he likes the coaches and all that stuff."

The work put in so far on Austin has certainly made an impression, and the young man has the Maize and Blue sitting alone on top of his early recruiting list.

"Out of my top five choices, they're number one on my list right now."

When he does arrive on campus he'll have his eye's peeled for a few things that will be determining factors in his decision.

"It's not really distance, because it really isn't all that far from Louisiana. I really just want to look at the environment and the education."

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