Wide Receiver's Dream

California wide receiver Terrence Austin (5-11, 175, 4.55) finished his season year with 46 receptions for 920 yards and eight touchdowns. He also added two touchdowns off kick returns and one punt return for a score. His team, Long Beach Poly, ended their season with a 9-3 record.

Terrence Austin Profile

Austin favors UCLA, Notre Dame and Oregon solid over Miami and Arizona. He visited the Irish on October 15 and the Ducks on November 19. "Notre Dame and Oregon are actually pretty similar," Austin said. "Both campuses are nice and rural. The main difference is that in South Bend there's nothing but Notre Dame. I loved how in both places they took football very seriously.

"I liked getting to meet everyone at Oregon and getting hands on with the coaches. I love how they get their wide receivers involved in the offense and how they run a four or five wide set. That's really what impressed me most," Austin said. "I never really got a chance to see them play before and their offense really blew me away. They played five wide receivers the whole game. That's a wide receivers dream."

Austin's next visit is to Arizona on December 9 and UCLA on December 16, but this weekend he will be attending the rivalry game between USC and UCLA. "I know guys on both teams so I won't be rooting for anyone too hard," Austin said. "But I gotta say that I'll probably be cheering for UCLA a little more. I want to see a good game. I hope it'll be a game to remember like the Notre Dame game earlier this season. For UCLA to win I think they need to contain Reggie Bush. I think USC is favored by 21 points, so they need to make sure Reggie doesn't score three or more touchdowns. UCLA needs to show them a one-two punch and just contain USC."

Austin was originally scheduled to be taking an official visit to Miami last weekend, but said that coach Larry Coker cancelled all the visits that weekend so the 'Canes could focus on finishing their season strong. "They are still trying to get into the Fiesta Bowl I think and they didn't want any distractions," Austin said.

This week Austin will be getting in-home visits from Arizona on Wednesday (November 30) and Oregon (head coach Mike Bellotti and linebackers coach Don Pellum) on Thursday (December 1).

"I need to make sure I can be comfortable for four to five years," Austin said. "I want to have a good vibe with the coaches and players too. Also, I want to play right away, so if I feel I'll have that chance I'll take it."

He reports a 2.8 GPA, 19 ACT and a 1200 SAT.

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