Jaelan Austin has been on the TCU radar for some time now. The 6'2" 190 pound wide receiver is considered one of the top playmakers in the state of Texas. Ranked as the #71 WR in the nation, Austin has the size, speed, and makeup to be an elite level receiver.
With offers on the table from programs such as TCU,HREF=http://arkansas.scout.com/>Arkansas, Iowa, Baylor, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Texas Tech to name a few, the Frogs know they'll have a fight on their hands if they hope to secure a pledge from the big receiver.
With so many programs in the hunt, Austin discussed his trip to Fort Worth yesterday and lets us in on who is out front for his services.
"It went real good" said Austin of his trip to the TCU campus. "It was a real neat visit because I really just went up there to spend time with the coaches and get to know them all on a personal level because you really don't get too much time with the coaches on junior day."
"I spent a lot of time with Coach Burns, Coach Meacham and Coach Cumbie and I see myself fitting in there perfectly" he said. He went on to elaborate on why he likes what TCU offers. "TCU, Tech and Oregon are schools that run the exact same offense that we run at our high school, they just do it at a much more polished and high level."
With the implementation of a new, high flying offense to go with TCU's brick wall defense, recruits are taking notice. Austin says that it stands out that TCU's defense one of the best in the nation and he knows that the new offense can take the Frogs to new heights.
"That's really big and I take that big into consideration" he said. "Their defense is always going to be good but now that they got Coach Meacham and Coach Cumbie to run their offense, they're going to be really nice on the offensive side."
Austin made his trip to Fort Worth accompanied by one of his good friends and current TCU commit, Jarrison Stewart.
"Oh, we're real good friends" said Austin. "We hang out a lot."Will that connection help TCU land another weapon for their new offense? Only time will tell as Austin says he's not sure when he'll decide. While on his visit, the South Grand Prairie star said he was feeling the love from the TCU staff and he likes the fact that they're close to home and feel like family.
"They always make me feel like a major priority" he said. "I felt every bit of the love from TCU."Although the talented Austin hasn't set a date for his decision, he is naming a top three.
"TCU, Tech and Oregon" said Austin. "I have an official set up for Oregon and Texas Tech and I'll probably set one up for TCU too."