Sooners Pursuing Another Lancaster DB

Sooners Illustrated recently caught up with Dakota Austin, 2013 cornerback out of Lancaster HS in Lancaster (TX) who let us know who is coming at him at the hardest as of right now. Check inside to see what programs Austin is hearing from so far.

A new season is approaching and yet another defensive back is garnering BCS level attention at Lancaster HS. Dakota Austin, 5-foot-11 and 165-pound cornerback, who runs a 4.53 forty, has been hearing from quite a few programs in the Big 12 but one school is showing the most interest so far.

"Oklahoma really," Austin said when asked who is showing him the most interest. "They are real strong about it. Other than Oklahoma it's TCU, LSU, Oklahoma State and sometimes Texas, sometimes."

The talented corner prospect said that Kansas State has talked about offering. Out of all the schools showing attention Austin has one school that is standing out the most.

"Probably Oklahoma," Austin stated.

The Sooners' recent track record at Lancaster is one thing that stands out to Austin.

"Their style of play and their history with Lancaster, you know, with Demontre [Hurst]. We text often," Austin stated talking about his interest in the Sooners.

Going into his junior year, Austin, who says he grew up in love with Texas, is still young but already knows what it will take to be successful at the corner position at the next level.

"Critiquing the technique, because that is what is going to make you stand out at the next level because everybody is going to be athletic," Austin explained. "Just trying to be smarter than the competition and have better technique."

Austin is looking for a program that will help him become a better player and person.

"A good program, a program that is going to help me get better, that will give me good playing time and help me evolve as a player and a person.

Back in April Austin participated at the TCU Nike Football Training camp and was a top 2013 performer according to Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Manager, Greg Powers.

"Lancaster is known to produce plenty of top tier talents, and Austin is a defensive back who could be next in line," Powers said. "He goes about his business quietly, but he quietly and consistently locked down some of the camp's top wide receiver talent in the one-on-one."

Last season Austin played the second half of the season with a broken wrist and didn't even know it. Earlier this year he had surgery done and has been rehabbing over the last month or so and says he is now getting close to being a hundred percent again.

The Sooners have had plenty of success at Lancaster recently and even though it's early they are already making their mark on Austin so far.


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