Missouri Checks In On Big Texas Receiver

The Missouri coaching staff has been busy out on the recruiting trail of late. We have the latest on a Texas wide receiver prospect, who shares his thoughts on the Tigers and what could change his recruitment.

The Missouri coaching staff has been busy out on the recruiting trail of late.     Recently, Missouri checked in on 2015 WR prospect Jaelen Austin  6'3"  200  Grand Prairie (TX) South.   Afterward, Austin spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his interest in Missouri and the current status of his recruitment.

Austin is a former teammate of current Missouri player DeQuinton Osborne, and he said that he used to work out with current Missouri starting TB Russell Hansbrough.   He reports currently holding offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Boise State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Tulsa.    

Austin said that he thinks he knows where he wants to go to school, and he's planning to commit later this month.     He didn't want to identify a leader board, but he did say that Ole Miss is "one of my top schools".

Missouri had not offered at the time of this interview, but Austin said that he thinks Missouri will offer him.

Austin self-reported a 4.48-second time in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a 38" vertical jump, and a 4.20-second 5-10-5 shuttle.   He reported a maximum of 12 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.  

Austin plays basketball and he also runs track.   He reported a 24'2" long jump, and a 10.6-second 100 meters.

"We've got some fast people at our school,"   said Austin.

I asked Austin how a Missouri offer would impact his decision, either before or after his commitment?

Austin said that offers from schools like Missouri, Alabama, and USC, "would be game-changers for me", in his recruitment process, and that he would strongly consider Missouri, if they offered.

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