Another Offer extended by the Ducks

Long Beach (Calif.) wide receiver Terrence Austin (6-0, 175, 4.55) claims written offers from UCLA (first to offer), Oregon, Washington State, Colorado, Arizona State and Utah.

"My top five includes UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona State and Notre Dame (no offer)," said Austin, from Polytechnic High School.

"It's UCLA as my leader for the time being. They've got good depth at my position. It's just the whole nine yards with them--they're a great program with a lot to offer, and I really like the coaching staff there. Everyone there is real nice and I can see myself fitting in well with the environment there. They've got a great offense for receivers and they've got great academics. It's a real prestigious school.

"Oregon is my #2 school," he said. "Right now these two schools are my leaders. I like the facilities over at Oregon…I think they'd fit me good as a receiver. They've also got a real nice program and a great depth chart at the wide receiver position. They like to pass the ball a lot there too.

"I've never been there though. But I have spoken with coaches (Don) Pellum (linebackers) and (John) Neal (secondary). They're both great guys and they've never pressured me into doing or saying anything. They talk to me like I'm a good friend and not just like I'm a recruit. Sometimes we don't talk about football at all and just about life. That's what's cool about them."

"I'm in contact with coach (Brian) Polian (defensive backs) from Notre Dame. They've gotten my transcripts and I'm pretty sure they're going to offer me soon.

"I'm also open to a lot of other schools out there, and I want to give everybody a fair chance at this," he said.

Austin has been to JR Days at USC, Cal and UCLA. He was also at the combine in Berkeley on May 15.

"This summer, I'm still undecided on where I'll take camps or unofficial visits, if I end up doing that at all. I haven't really decided on when I'll be ready to commit to a school, but I want to do it only if I'm comfortable enough with a program. I'll probably end up taking some official visits before I commit," he said.

"It would be great to end up at the same college as my teammates, Vincent Joseph and Traevon Patterson. We've dreamed of that since we were little kids, but it'll be okay if that doesn't end up happening in the long run of things.

"I do run some great routes and I take pride in that. I'm also good at getting separation from DBs and gaining yards after the catch. I want to work on running more deep routes and just go deep more this year."

Bench: 185x15/Squat: 425/Power Clean: 245/Vert Jump: 37.5"

Final JR (13-1) stats: 39 catches/648 yds/8 TDs

2.8 GPA/19 ACT/1200 SAT (new version)

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