Receiver Prospect Has Exciting Week

One of UCLA's top recruiting targets at wide receiver, Terrence Austin of Long Beach Poly, gets an invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Game, has a huge game for Poly and then attends the UCLA/Cal game Saturday. There's some recruiting in there, too...

To say that Long Beach (Calif.) Poly receiver Terrence Austin (5-11, 175) had an eventful week would be an understatement.

It started with Austin fulfilling his dream of being an All-American when he was selected to the Army All-American Game on Tuesday. Next came a monster game against Long Beach Millikan, in which Austin had five receptions for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It ended with Austin going to UCLA's game with Cal at the Rose Bowl.

"It was a great week for me," Austin said. "The Army game is real big, I'm really excited. I got nervous that I wasn't going to be selected, then I got caught up with my season and forgot about it. Then they told me they wanted to do the presentation on the 4th. It's a dream for me to play in that game. I just wanted to get there, and by being selected it shows me I'm one of the best in the nation."

As for the Cal-UCLA game, Austin left the Rose Bowl pretty impressed with the day's activities. He said: "Man, that was a big game right there. I'm real happy on how both teams played. It was like a war and neither team wanted to give up but UCLA showed the most determination and pulled it out. I had to sit back and root for my boys. It was great to see DeSean (Jackson), Rodney (Van) and Byron (Velega) all getting in there. The game was big from the start. And it wasn't big from the start of the game, it was starting at the tailgate, everyone talking about who was going to win. It was that adrenaline you get before kickoff started," said Austin.

This weekend figures to be another eventful one for Austin, as he will take his first official visit, heading to South Bend for Notre Dame's home game with USC. "I'm looking forward to that one It's going to be a big game," Austin said.

The Irish are closely behind the Bruins as Austin's favorite, with three other schools rounding it out. "It's UCLA, then Notre Dame, then Miami. Those are really the three I'm looking at right now. Oregon and Arizona are rounding out my top five," Austin said.

Miami was Austin's most recent scholarship offers, bumping his total into double-digits.

Austin has scheduled an official visit to Oregon on November 19th, and will likely trip to Miami in December. He hasn't set up trips with Arizona and UCLA yet, but plans to trip to both.

On the season, Austin has 23 receptions for 472 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Academically, he has a 3.2 GPA. He scored a 1200 on the SAT and will retake it on November 6th.

Terrence Austin's Player Profile includes all the stories done on Austin on Scout.com, including video and photos.


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