Los Angeles Prospect Receiving National Attention

Wide receiver Austin Usher has the size and speed every program seems to covet these days. Usher measures in at 6'4", weighs 200 lbs and ran an impressive 4.4 flat at the USC Nike Camp. Is he interested in the Irish?

Austin Usher had 21 receptions for 595 yards and 8 touchdowns as a junior. Given his size and speed, Usher has been receiving attention from all over the country.

Has he heard from Notre Dame? "Yeah, I got a couple letters from them. Oregon State, UCLA, Michigan, Oklahoma and Florida are sending me the most mail. I've got offers from Arizona and Arizona State. I'd probably be interested in Notre Dame if I heard more from them."

Is distance going to be a factor? "Distance is probably going to effect my decision a little bit. I don't want to go too far from home. I'm definitely going to look at UCLA. My brother (Whitfield Usher) plays for Oregon State, so I'm definitely going to look at them too."

Usher has a self-reported 2.8 grade point average in his core classes and has yet to take the test. He plans to attend the Nike Camp in San Diego and the Addidas camp at UCLA this summer.

Comments: This seems to be a two horse race between UCLA and Oregon State. Based on our conversation, I would be very surprised if Usher didn't end up playing somewhere on the West Coast. At this point, the Irish don't seem to be much of a factor.

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