Austin Talks About His UNC Visit

Not only did Marvin Austin make his well anticipated trip to North Carolina over the weekend, but the 6-foot-2, 300-pound defensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Ballou converted the visit to an official stay.

"Everything went well," said Austin. "[The visit] was up there with my visit to Southern Cal. [UNC] has a nice campus."

Hosted by fellow defensive tackle Kydraus Guy, Austin explored the campus, met with academic advisors, and went out with the players. He also spent a significant amount of time with the Tar Heels' coaching staff.

"Mainly [they were] telling me if I come there I could be coached by one of the best D-line coaches in the country and my head coach being a D-line [coach] at heart would be good for me," said Austin. "It got me thinking."

What also got Austin was his in-depth look at his potential major – something he didn't explore as deeply during other visits.

"I actually got to see the broadcasting studio and got to meet some people [in the department]," said Austin. "I was impressed. We actually have a broadcasting studio in my school; it's up there with the one at my school."

Following the visit, Austin has limited his list of favorites to four schools.

"Florida State, USC, UNC, and Tennessee stick out right now," said Austin. "I like the coaches at the schools, they play good football, and have good situations for me."

This weekend Austin heads to Tallahassee for his fifth and final official visit. After returning, he will start thinking about his college decision, but he doesn't have an announcement deadline.

"Around Signing Day sometime or whenever I just feel comfortable with the school I want to go to," said Austin. "It's going to be a feeling sort of thing."

A five-star recruit, Austin is the number one ranked defensive tackle and the third ranked prospect overall in the nation by

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