Austin Talks Upcoming Decision

South Grand Prairie receiver Jaelan Austin announced recently he will commit on May 21 via Twitter. Texas Tech has been thought to be the leader among a host of suitors. RaiderPower.com caught up with him recently to see where he stands with the Red Raiders.

South Grand Prairie's Jaelan Austin has good things to say about Texas Tech, as he gets ready to make his decision on May 21.

The fast 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver has a long list of offers including a handful of Big 12 schools. Austin has narrowed it down his list of suitors to Texas Tech, Oregon, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Boise State, Indiana and TCU.

When it comes to the Red Raiders, Austin lit up when talking about his visit on junior day in February.

"It was a great visit," Austin said. "I love every aspect of Texas Tech. I got really comfortable with the coaches there."

Offensive coordinator/receivers coach Eric Morris has headed up Austin's recruitment and has visited him throughout the year.

The three-star recruit, who led South Grand Prairie with 28 catches for 428 yards, five touchdowns and added over 100 yards, one touchdown rushing, wants to be apart of something big and he is attracted to what the Texas Tech offense has going right now.

The Red Raiders success in 2013 impressed Austin. When asked what it would be like to catch for Davis Webb and then possibly 2015 four-star commit Jarrett Stidham he said you couldn't ask for anyone better.

"I want to go somewhere that is going to win games," Austin said. "Texas Tech is going to win a lot of games and they have a lot of good things going with their passing game up there."

This energy and success this past season by the Red Raiders can be attributed to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his staff. Austin likes the culture change he has brought to Texas Tech and said that's something players feed off of.

"He has a nice swag about himself, he is someone I would love to be coached by," Austin said. "When he has that swag you will have it on the field; you will feel good and play good."

As for visits things have calmed down recently for Austin. He is not planning any in the near future but mentioned he will definitely be making one to Lubbock this summer.

The Red Raiders are considered the front runner to land Austin despite offers from 13 other schools.

"Texas Tech is perfect for me," Austin told Scout.com recruiting analyst Derek Young in April. "The swagger they have in their program is the way I like to play. Coach Kingsbury has turned them around and they're a hot school right now. He's building something special there."

Austin was confident about having a decision made on May 21 and will be announcing it on Twitter.

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