Interest In Austin Rising

The Chino Hills (Calif.) receiver, Jack Austin, has been hearing more and more from UCLA...

Few players have left a bigger impression this spring than Chino Hills (Calif.) receiver Jack Austin (6-3, 207).

While he's flown under the radar for much of the spring, Boise State his lone offer until this week, Austin has been stellar at just about every camp and 7on7 tournament he's participated in.

This week, Austin landed his first Pac-12 offer, which came a surprise to him.

"Utah coach Sharrieff Shah knew my coach and I talked to him (on Monday) and he offered me," said Austin. "It came as a huge surprise because I'd never gotten anything more than a letter of interest from them."

Austin said he hopes that the offer from Utah is a preview of what the next few months will be like.

"UCLA has been showing quite a bit more of interest and USC is really picking it up," said Austin. "Washington came by on Tuesday and checked me out at practice and Cal also came by. It's extremely exciting and I'm not really trying to look at making a decision anytime soon. I want to let this process play out."

Austin said that Boise State is still very much a factor in his recruitment, especially offering first.

"Coach (Keith) Bhonapha and I are in constant contact and I'm really keeping a high interest in them," said Austin. "They've been recruiting me the past two years and are in constant contact with me. I'm planning on going to the Boise State camp this summer."

Austin also plans to camp at UCLA this summer, and the Bruins have been communicating with Austin more and more.

"UCLA's interest has really picked up and I'm planning to go their camp too," said Austin.

Austin said he'd also like to camp at Arizona and San Jose State this summer.

"Arizona and UCLA are both showing a lot of interest in me but I can't really tell if they're close to offering me or not, so I'm planning on going to their camps," said Austin. "Coach (Tony) Dews is recruiting me for Arizona and Coach (Steve) Broussard is for UCLA."

Austin said he's uncertain when a decision would come.

"I don't have a set date on when I want to decide where I want to go, I just want to take my time and I'm not in a rush right now," said Austin.

Academically, he has a 3.5 GPA and plans to take the SAT this spring.

As a junior, Austin had 60 catches for 920 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning all-league and all-area honors.

Brandon is in his eighth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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