Austin Talks about ND Visit

One of UCLA's primary receiver targets, Terrence Austin of Long Beach Poly, took an official visit to Notre Dame last weekend, and had a great deal to say about the visit, the game against USC and more...

The top receiver in Southern California went east this past weekend on his first official visit.

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly receiver Terrance Austin (5-11, 175) was in South Bend to visit Notre Dame, one of his top two schools, and witnessed a pretty good game in the process.

"It was the greatest game I've ever seen," said Austin. "I was really impressed with the way both teams played."

Austin's trip to Notre Dame was more than what the talented receiver expected when he left Southern California. "I left on Friday expecting it to be a good trip, but it was past anything I envisioned. I expected the weather to be the way it was, and the way it was socially, but I didn't expect it to be like it was for a game. It was just an intense time," Austin said.

Austin was hosted by Irish defensive back Leo Ferrine, but also talked with fellow SoCal native Terrail Lambert.

While at Notre Dame, Austin took a tour of the campus and facilities and met with some of the coaching staff.

"The coaches were real informative, showing me where I fit in. It's different then any school out here in terms of the campus and socially. The fans at the game, they were really intense. Everyone is way into the game. They are all really involved in everything about it. Every time they scored, they'd pick the recruits up and make us do push ups," said Austin.

Austin said that while the trip to Notre Dame was excellent, he is no closer to a decision and it didn't push the Irish into the lead.

Austin said, "I'm still not even close to deciding. UCLA and Notre Dame, those are the main two I'm looking at. I'm going to visit Oregon to, but I haven't got a chance to check up on Miami or Arizona much."

Austin will visit Oregon on November 19th when they host Oregon State and then will head to Arizona on January 13th, the weekend after the Army All-American Game in which he was selected to play.

"UCLA will be an official visit, then I have to choose between Miami and Arizona for the last one," said Austin.

Austin, on Friday night, had two catches for 72 yards, bringing his totals to 25 catches for 544 yards and four touchdowns for the season. This weekend, Poly takes on Long Beach (Calif.) Cabrillo.


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