Bruins Trying With Ausberry

Elite receiver David Ausberry, from Lemoore (Calif.) High, has an impressive array of offers and UCLA has thrown one his way. But where do the Bruins stand?

With the schools after him a "Who's Who?" of national powerhouses, Lemoore (Calif.) High receiver David Ausberry has his pick of the litter from his scholarship offers.

Most of the top programs in country have offered him, and while he has a solid top core of schools, UCLA offered Ausberry in hopes of trying to get in on the action.

However, it will be an uphill climb for the Bruin staff, as Ausberry has basically narrowed it down to a top four.

"The schools I'm mainly looking at are USC, Ohio State, Georgia and Nebraska," said Ausberry. "Notre Dame and Michigan are probably the other two schools that I'm looking at seriously."

Ausberry said UCLA offered him in late June and while he did have some interest in the Bruins, he had basically been narrowing his top schools down prior to the UCLA staff extending the offer.

"The coaches I talked to at UCLA are really cool. It's close to home too. Honestly, I haven't eliminated everyone completely because some school could surprise me in the end. But I have a good idea of where I'm looking to go," Ausberry said.

Ausberry is set to take his first official visit from September 9-11 when he heads to Nebraska. USC and Ohio State will definitely receive visits and Georgia will likely get one too with Michigan and Notre Dame probably battling for the last spot.

"I'm in no rush to decide. I'm going to take all five trips, then probably decide around Signing Day," Ausberry said.

During his junior year, which he suffered an ankle injury, Ausberry had 37 catches for 738 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also averaged 38 yards as the Tigers punter.

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