Austin Interested in UCLA

The Claremont (Calif.) offensive tackle, Jordan Austin, was at the UCLA Spring Game and has some interest in the Bruins...

Claremont (Calif.) offensive lineman Jordan Austin (6-6, 280), is holding seven offers as he heads into a busy summer full of camps.

"I have seven offers right now from Colorado, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego State and Harvard," said Austin. "Some other schools that are really interested are Arizona State, USC, UCLA, Texas A&M, Cal and Stanford."

Austin thinks his next offers could come from the Pac-12 and SEC.

"I think Texas A&M and Arizona State could be the next to offer me," said Austin. "Texas A&M and Arizona State are two of the schools recruiting me the hardest and Washington and Arizona really are the most from who's offered me. At Arizona State, Coach (Chris) Thomsen and I have built a solid relationship. At Texas A&M, me and Coach (Jeff) Banks talk the most. With Arizona, me and Coach (Jim) Michalzik have a strong relationship. And at Washington, I'm really close with Coach (Keith) Heyward and Coach (Dan) Cozzetto."

Austin will camp with Arizona State this weekend and may also camp at Cal on Sunday.

"I know for sure too that I'm visiting Washington this summer and pretty sure I'm visiting Arizona too," said Austin.

He's already seen a number of schools too this spring.

"I've already visited Stanford, USC I have been up to for their Junior Day, and I went to Junior Day at Arizona State, Utah and San Diego State."

And Austin said each trip stood out to him in a different way.

"Different schools have different attributes," said Austin. "At Stanford, the campus was amazing and it just blew me away. At Utah, their stadium was amazing. At Arizona State, the coaches were amazing people. And at USC, the intensity and the way they play football really stood out to me."

Austin attended games at USC and UCLA last fall, and while he hasn't been to the UCLA campus, he does talk with them.

"I went to UCLA's Spring Game at the Rose Bowl and I was at a few of their games last year," said Austin. "Coach Demetrice Martin is recruiting me there."

Colorado was the first to offer Austin, doing so the summer between his sophomore and junior year under then-coach Jon Embree.

But the new staff, with Mike MacIntyre at the helm, reiterated that offer to Austin.

"I talked with Coach Mac and the other coaches and my offer there still stands," said Austin.

Austin is on target to be a mid-year graduate, so he doesn't anticipate dragging out his decision.

"I have to make my decision a little sooner because I'm graduating in the middle of the year," said Austin. "I won't wait until Signing Day but I would like to take the majority of my officials, so I'll most likely commit during the season."

Academically, Austin has a 4.5 with a 4.16 cumulative GPA and scored a 1490 on the SAT.

Brandon is in his ninth 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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